VETERINARY NURSE UP FOR NATIONAL AWARD
Woman up for nurse of the year
A CHESHAM veterinary nurse has been named as a finalist for a prestigious veterinary award.
Veterinary nurse Lorna Mount of The Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre in Amersham Road, Chesham, has been shortlisted for Veterinary Nurse of the Year in the Petplan Veterinary Awards for 2016.
The awards, now in their 17th year, celebrate the nation’s most exceptional vets, vet nurses, practices, practice managers and vet support staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in keeping pets healthy and giving owners peace of mind.
Having worked at The Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre for four years, Lorna’s role as vet nurse is varied, incorporating admitting patients, monitoring anaesthetics, overseeing students tasks and studies, nursing patients, meetings with clinical coaches and students and liaising with clients during nurse clinics.
Lorna has always had a passion for animals and their welfare and testament to her impressive knowledge base is the fact that she was recently invited to provide a presentation for the British Veterinary Nursing Association to veterinary staff about ‘How to provide outstanding care for your rabbit patients’.
Commenting on her nomination, Lorna said: “This Petplan Veterinary Award nomination means so much – I feel unbelievably happy and proud to have received this recognition for a job I feel so passionate about! I cried when I received the call at work.
“I couldn’t even say the news to my colleagues afterwards – I was so emotional that I had to write it down to tell them!”
Particularly impressive for the independent panel of judges was Lorna’s commitment to ensuring her colleagues achieve their full potential.
Through her role as clinical coach and training co-ordinator at the centre, she works hard to guide and support colleagues and students alike.
Head of marketing at Petplan, Isabella von Mesterhazy, said: “Through the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards we’re able to pay tribute to the incredible work carried out by members of the veterinary profession across the UK.
“Their dedication allows pet owners to rest safe in the knowledge that, whether it’s for a routine check-up, an unexpected illness or injury or a simple procedure, their much-loved pets are in safe hands when they visit their vets.
“These much-deserving finalists are a brilliant selection of some of the brightest and best veterinary professionals in the country and we’re looking forward to revealing the winners at the awards night on Thursday April 7.”
The winners were due to be announced at the awards ceremony today (Thursday).
For further information on the awards and to follow the finalists’ progress, visit www. petplan.co.uk/vetawards.
Nomination: Veterinary nurse Lorna Mount of The
Wheelhouse Veterinary Centre