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Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month
Claire Baber NCert (A&CC) A1 RVN
15 May 2015
NCert (A&CC) A1 RVN
Assistant Nurse Manager (non surgical)
Continuing with our celebration of Willows outstanding veterinary nurses throughout May, our second feature highlights the role of Claire Baber, our Non-Surgical Assistant Nurse Manager. Claire has been part of our team for 10 years and has had a passionate love for animals since she was very young, with her career aspirations always firmly set on becoming a veterinary nurse.
Claire worked in a small and large animal practice before joining Willows and gaining her Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) status. Once qualified, Claire realised how important a good level of understanding and training is for students wanting to become a veterinary nurse and how important it is to utilise the high standards of nursing care taught at college. Claire decided to join the Willows team for this very reason and soon after joining the practice studied to become an A1 assessor for the student nurses at Willows. In 2009 Claire was promoted to Non-Surgical Assistant Nurse Manager and subsequently studied for and gained the ILM level 3 certificate in leadership and management.
The non-surgical areas of Willows focus on the recovery and treatment of patients in the intensive care unit, imaging suites and the wards. As Willows features many specialist disciplines in veterinary care, Claire felt it was important to continue her learning specific to the areas that she managed. Claire went on to gain an advanced nursing certificate in anaesthesia and critical care NCert (A&CC).
Claire says "you never stop learning in such a varied practice and this is what makes Willows such an interesting place to work. I love working alongside such a fantastic, skilled and innovative team of people. The patients are always top priority - and if the patients are happy then so am I".
Claire out with her Collie, Belle and Border Terrier, Bobby
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