At the Barton Veterinary Hospital, we are blessed with a great team of nurses. They have different qualifications and different interests which we encourage them to develop. They rotate on various duties such as theater, laboratory, kennel, nurse clinics as well as having specific missions.
Natalie is our wonderful Headnurse. She first came to the Barton to see practice during her nursing degree at the Royal Veterinary College. Natalie officially joined us in January 2009 and qualified in April the same year. She has a keen interest in theater and anaesthesia and is a fantastic organiser and a keen clinical coach. Natalie excells in animal care and leads her team to aim for the highest standard of care.
Jenny has worked at the BVH since August 2005. She gained her veterinary nurse qualification in July 2009. She assists with the running of our puppy socialisation classes and particularly enjoys orthopaedic surgeries. She has a special interest in exotic animals and owns three dogs, a cat, tortoises, chickens, ducks and fish. Jenny makes sure we pick up comments from vetstoria, our interactive community website and she is our link to charity organisations.
Louisa qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 and joined the Barton in July 2009. She was particularly interested in the ophthalmology and cardiology at the Barton and wanted to gain experience in advanced medical procedures such as thoracotomies. Louisa is interested in exotic animals and has an aivary full of "waifs and strays" from conures to finches. She also owns a rescue parrot and four cats. Louisa is in charge of our laboratory.
Ashleigh came to the Barton for a work placement in 2009 and officially joined us in July 2010. She obtained a veterinary nursing degree from the Middlesex University in July 2011. Ashleigh has particular interest in exotics and wildlife as well as working in our laboratory. Ashleigh enjoys horse riding. She is in charge of our work experience programs and takes great care of students coming to see practice with us.
Aimee is like Sophie a student veterinary nurse. She started at the Barton in May 2011 and has already been very successful in her first exams. She has two dogs, two cats and six horses!
Michaela has joined the Barton Veterinary Hospital in October 2011 after spending five year as a specialised medicine nurse at the Royal Veterinary College. She qualified in 2003. She has particular interest in teaching the student nurses, radioactive iodine therapy and medicine, particularly oncology. Michaela is a clinical coach and also runs our puppy socialisation classes. She is also in charge of our radioactive Iodine unit.
Antoinette started nursing in 2003 and qualified in 2008. Antoinette has worked in several practices in Kent and we are delighted to have convinced her to join us in February 2012. She is a great clinical coach and a very caring nurse. She also takes care of all stray animals brought to us, trying hard to reunite them with their owner or contacting various charities to rehome them.
Rosie is our latest recruit and joined us in December 2012 after graduating in Octobre. She particularly enjoys feline medicine and radiography. She is in charge of looking after our digital radiography equipment.
On top of this stable team, we train veterinary nurse students and welcome many people to see practice with us. This is a great way to keep knowledge up to date and participate in the training of the profession.