All of our veterinary nurses here at Oakwood Veterinary Group are trained to Royal College standards. This can involve either studying at a college of further education or for some it can be incorporated into a veterinary nursing degree. It can be hard work, involving on-the-job training as well as written study and both written and practical exams. Veterinary nursing has taken several steps in the past few years towards becoming a profession in its own right, and part of this involves undertaking regular study after qualification to keep their knowledge and skills up to date.
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Our veterinary nurses at Oakwood work closely with the veterinary surgeons to provide a high standard of care to all our patients. During the course of a day the nurses may be caring for our hospitalised patients, administering medications, monitoring animals under anaesthetic during surgical procedures, performing minor surgeries (such as stitching wounds), taking x-rays, cleaning and sterilising equipment or taking their own clinics. A day in the life of a veterinary nurse is certainly never dull!
If your pet is sick then you will most likely want to make an appointment with a veterinary surgeon. Our veterinary nurses however do offer consultations for minor problems and advice on preventative healthcare. They will be happy to see you and your pet for: