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Nursing Team

Moor Cottage is very proud of its nursing team, managed by Clinical Nurse Manager Donna Willison RVN CertECC and Nurse Team Manager Ellie Whitehouse RVN. We have a wide range of skills within the team and several of our nurses have undertaken further nursing qualifications, allowing us to provide an outstanding standard of care for our patients.

We have a team of ten Registered Veterinary Nurses, RVN (recognisable by their bottle green uniforms), three Student Veterinary Nurses, SVN (green and white striped uniform) and a Kennel Assistant (burgundy uniform).

All of our qualified veterinary nurses are fully regulated by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and the students are on an official training programme approved by the RCVS. As registered nurses, all of our RVNs must undertake a minimum amount of further training each year, ensuring they are up to date with the highest standards and most recent developments in their profession.

Our veterinary nurses provide in-patient care 24 hour a day, are fully trained anaesthetists, are able to perform minor surgical procedures, such as dental scaling, obtaining blood samples and placing intravenous catheters; and are our laboratory technicians, running all of the in-house blood, skin and urine tests. In addition to this, our nurses carry out daily nurse clinics and are the first port of call for clients seeking advice.