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Dog Trainer And Previous Student Vet Nurse Looking For A SVN Or VCA Role

Posted: Monday the 29th June, 2020. 15h28

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Overview: I am an ex- serving soldier within the Royal Army Veterinary Corps. I was previously employed as an Animal Nursing Assistant/ Student Veterinary Nurse at Burghley Veterinary Centre, Stamford. I undertook work experience here whilst still in the Army before being offered a full time role in August 2019.

I have recently relocated from Lincolnshire to Colchester and during this time, I have undertaken employment as a Veterinary receptionist at Spring Lodge Veterinary Centre, Witham. Over the three years as a dog handler within 1st Military Working Dog Regiment I gained a wealth of experience in not only dog handling and husbandry but also veterinary care for my working dog. As a Dog handler I was required to independently deploy without veterinary support meaning I would have to have been prepared to deal with any veterinary emergency. To develop essential skills, I routinely completed training under veterinary supervision to spot signs and symptoms of illness or injury. I underwent regular assessments, role play and scenario work in the field for me to demonstrate my knowledge of basic life support as well as the practical skills. Working as a section commander allowed me to develop my managerial skills ensuring my team completed all the required tasks in a safe and efficient manor while communicating and working closely with civil agencies as part of a wider task.My seniority withing my previous rank sparked an enthusiasm for developing my peers whether this be commanding my section on live taskings as a dog handler or offering help to the more junior soldiers. Previous to the army I worked in a fast-paced customer faced sales roll that allowed me to develop my soft skills which I have found advantageous in any working environment. Shortly before leaving the army I had the opportunity to deploy to Cyprus in a Veterinary Technician role allowing me to gain a wealth of experience with Equines, Felines and Canines. During my deployment, I instructed veterinary emergency care lessons to foreign nationals as well as British Army Dog handlers as part of a pre-deployment packaged before working in a hostile environment in Iraq.My current role as an animal nursing assistant/ student veterinary nurse has given me a strong insight into the veterinary industry and ignited my desire to become a registered veterinary nurse. I currently work independent on call/ duties along side a single vet as well as working weekends for nurse appointments or emergencies. I have also had the opportunity to monitor anesthetics under veterinary direction alongside assisting with x-rays and ultrasounds. I was very much dropped in the deep end with this role, but I have thoroughly enjoyed the varied workload and swift learning curve. On night duty, I have been given the responsibility to medicate animals intravenously, intramuscularly, sub cutaneous as well as orally. Over the past 5 years in the Veterinary industry I have had the opportunity to experience different areas. Working in managerial roles to more clinical as well as teaching/ instructing. I believe I am a well rounded candidate for this role with a different perspective following my military career

Gender: Female
Current location: United Kingdom
Qualifications: Na
Qualified at: Na
Country qualified: United Kingdom
RCVS registered: No
Been qualified for: I'm a new grad
Type of practice I have experience in: Small animal Student vet nurse and dog trainer for Military working dogs
Sole charge experience: Yes
Accommodation needed: No
Drivers licence: Yes
Availability: I will need two weeks notice
Special Interests: I have a keen interest in dog training and psychology and would love to explore this further
Computer skills: Animana and RX works
Desired location: Essex or willing to travel up to an hour from colchester

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