Our Qualified Veterinary Nurses (QVNs) work alongside the vets to provide a high standard of care for our clients. All our nurses are registered on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons list of Veterinary Nurses. This is a legal requirement to allow them to take on the role of Veterinary Nurse. This is the first step in having the qualification of Veterinary Nurse recognised as a profession in its own right.
Our QVNs play an important role within the practice educating our clients in good standards of animal care. To do this our nurses run:
- Free clinics every day
- Post-operative checks
- Dental checks,
- Diabetes support
- Weight clinics
- New pet advise clinics amongst others
Our veterinary nurses are always available during the day to discuss any concerns that you may have regarding your pets general health, QVNs also provide skilled supportive care in the operating theatre with the monitoring of patients during anaesthesia and post-operatively.
Silverton Vets are proud to be a training practice for veterinary nurses ensuring a high standard of care for pets in the future. The road to becoming a veterinary nurse is a huge commitment and a lot of hard work, training in practice as well as a day a week in college. All this takes three years to complete.