RVN BSAVA Surgical Nursing Merit Award
Claire started at Bishopton Vets in 2000 as a trainee nurse, and has been Head Nurse since 2007. She looks after clinical and practice standards at Ripon and Pateley Bridge.
Holly started working at Bishopton in 2016, after qualifying and completing her training at a Veterinary Hospital in Harrogate. She grew up on a family dairy farm and this is where her love of animals great and small stemmed from. At work her passion lies in medical nursing and the care of our hospitalised patients and she looks forward to expanding her knowledge with further qualifications in this area. Holly has recently been promoted to Senior Medical Nurse.
Becky started working at Bishopton in 2018 and is currently studying to become a registered veterinary nurse which she will complete in 2021. Prior to joining Bishopton Becky worked as a dog groomer.
All my interests, hobbies and work related interests are all about my animal related. I absolutally love all animals, particularly dogs and farm animals. In my spare time like going on walks in the countryside with my dogs and spending time with my cheeky herd of pygmy goats.
Tilly first came to Bishopton to drop off a hedgehog called Humphrey who needed some TLC. After visiting us to do work experience, Tilly was then offered an apprenticeship and has been working with us whilst studying for her Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Askham Bryan College. During her course she has been to South Africa where she assisted in many activities, nursing cases and case studies. We were delighted in May 2020 when Tilly qualified as an RVN. Tilly is planning to do further studying in emergency care.
Sophie relocated back to Yorkshire after spending 11 years in Liverpool. Sophie studied for a Zoology degree at The University of Liverpool and then went on to study veterinary nursing.
Steph has a background in design, but when she joined Bishopton in 2017 she changed track to her dream career of working with animals. Steph originally started at Bishopton as a Client & Clinical Care Assistant and after two years she was offered the opportunity to train to study as a nurse. Steph comes from a farming family and has grown up around animals of all sizes, in particular sheep.
Rosie first came to our Bishopton Easingwold surgery in 2018 for work experience, this led onto a placement the following year as part of her college course. During this time Rosie gained experience working across both our Easingwold and Ripon surgeries. In 2020 she qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant at Askham Bryan College and also completed an Advanced Technical Diploma in Animal Management for Companion Animals. Rosie has now progressed onto the Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma starting in September 2021 based at our Ripon Hospital.
Zoe joined us in 2020 as Student Veterinary Nurse, she really enjoys animal behaviour and emergency care and when qualified she would like to do further study in those areas.
Gill started at Bishopton in 2001 as a Student Nurse, she studied through The College Of Animal Welfare and qualified as an RVN in 2005.
Yasmin is currently studying for her Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing at the University Centre Askham Bryan College. As part of her degree she has to undertake a placement year in practice. Prior to starting her degree Yasmin studied the Introduction to Animal Nursing.