Our Nursing Team

At AMVS we have one of the largest veterinary nursing team in the south. The team consists of Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs), Student Veterinary Nurses (SVNs), Patient Care Assistants (PCAs) and Technicians, each working together across all of our disciplines and supporting the veterinary surgeons to provide the best care for the pets that are referred to us.

As a referral veterinary nurse you get to develop your skills in each of the disciplines that we offer from Neurology and Orthopaedics to Cardiology and Anaesthesia. The role is extremely varied you could be working on wards, in theatre or helping with imaging.

The duties of a qualified Veterinary Nurse involve a considerable amount of responsibility, such as monitoring anaesthesia, laboratory tests, phlebotomy, inpatient care and treatment, surgical assistant, infection control and much more. Senior nurses play a key role in the running of the practice.


Nurse profiles

Meet some of our team here and learn about how they got into veterinary nursing, as well as how we support them with continued professional development:

Katy is a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) in our Internal Medicine team.

She shares the story of her career so far;

"I started as a student nurse in 2004 at a busy mixed animal hospital in the New Forest. I did my apprenticeship for nurse training and qualified in January 2007. I worked at the practice for ten years working with small and large animals. During this time I completed a graduate diploma in professional and clinical veterinary nursing and a certificate in feline friendly nursing.

In June 2014 I moved to Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists where I have worked in a variety of departments. I started out as a multidisciplinary nurse which covered a rotation around each department within the hospital. I then moved to be a neurology nurse for a year before moving to the out of hours team and a night nurse for about three years. Following this I returned to the multidisciplinary department before landing my ideal job in the internal medicine department.

I really enjoy the variety of cases that we see in the medicine department"

Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN)

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Read some of the day (and night) of the life experiences of our nurses