Wide range of care and advice, including nutrition and exercise advice, dental care, grooming techniques and socialisation.
Our Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) play an invaluable role in supporting and advising pet owners during the appointments and clinics they run.
Nurse appointments and clinics can cover anything from nutrition and exercise advice, to dental care, grooming techniques and socialisation/desensitisation.
Such sessions are an opportunity for clients to build brilliant relationships with the RVNs in practice and also provides a valuable support network that can be beneficial in bridging the gap between the vet and owner on occasions.
Our RVNs are experienced and passionate about animal welfare and these appointments and clinics are a brilliant way to learn the best methods for caring for your pet.
Below are some of the fantastic nurse clinics on offer. Pop into your local branch to find out more.
• Puppy and kitten clinics, including second and third vaccinations
• Senior clinics
• Weight clinics
• Diabetic clinics
• Dental care and advice
• Preventative health care advice
• Nutritional advice
• Nail clipping
• Empty anal glands
• Administration of medications
• Wound management and bandage changes
• Post-operative checks
Additional nursing care
Should you ever bring your pet into the practice for a procedure, our RVNs will be there to care for your pet and support you every step of the way.
They routinely admit pets for medical and surgical investigations and routine surgeries such as neutering.
During the admission appointment, they will guide you through the procedure and assist with any questions or concerns you might have. On admitting your pet to the hospital they endeavour to ensure they remain as calm and comfortable as possible.
They then assist the vet, including placement of IV catheters, taking blood samples and assisting with radiography and ultrasound examinations.
If surgery is required, nurses will ensure your pet is appropriately prepped for surgery and will play a vital role in anaesthesia, monitoring your pet closely, interpreting the multi parameter monitors and recording such, as well as liaising with the vet throughout the procedure.
Nurses will also assist the vet with surgery when required. As RVN’s they are also permitted to do stitch ups and minor lump removals etc.
Post-operation, they will nurse your pet through their recovery whilst ensuring they are comfortable at all times. They will also continue to support you by being there to advise and answer any questions you may have during the recovery period.
When they aren’t consulting, assisting in theatre or carrying out in-patient care, there still isn’t any rest for our veterinary nurses!
They are also largely responsible for keeping the practice and all the medical equipment maintained, cleaned and sterilised. They also assist in maintaining the practice dispensary including checking, correctly storing and ordering of medicines and checking prescriptions and assisting at reception.
Qualifications and professional conduct
All of our VNs have a level three diploma or degree and are registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
All of our RVNs make the following declaration in line with their code of professional conduct:
I PROMISE AND SOLEMNLY DECLARE that I will pursue the work of my profession with integrity and accept my responsibilities to the public, my clients, the profession and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and that, ABOVE ALL, my constant endeavour will be to ensure the health and welfare of animals committed to my care.
Our RVNs are invaluable in the day to day running of the practice, specifically in terms of patient care and as a support network to both vets and owners alike.
Please feel free to contact the surgery and get to know our nursing team through the various clinics available.
Please call or pop into one of the branch to make an appointment.
Lanark: 01555 660000 (opt 1)
Wishaw: 01698 373435