Woman up for nurse of the year

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Camilla Good­man camilla.good­man@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @Camil­la_Good­man

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. pet­

Nom­i­na­tion: Vet­eri­nary nurse Lorna Mount of The

Wheelhouse Vet­eri­nary Cen­tre

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