Caring touch puts Leasa in running for vet award
A DELIGHTED veterinary nurse has been nominated for a top award. Leasa Neame, 25, a former student at Brockhill Park school in Hythe has been put forward for the title of Vet Nurse of the Year, in the national PetPlan Veterinary awards. Leasa, who is head veterinary nurse at Burnham House Veterinary Surgery in Dover, said: “I am delighted and it is a lovely feeling to know that I have been nominated by clients of the practice.” She runs nursing clinics, covering sessions on dental issues, weight loss, geriatric and diabetic pet care and physiotherapy. Vet Jeremy Stattersfield added: “Running the nurses’ clinics means Leasa really gets to know her patients and their owners, particularly if a pet has had major surgery and may need weeks of physiotherapy.” In March 2004 she gained top honours in her veterinary nursing qualifications after four years of training. She was first on the stage during a ceremony hosted by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, as the only nurse to gain credit for outstanding achievement in all sections of her NVQ level three qualification. At the beginning of 2007 she was one of only a handful of veterinary nurses to gain a City and Guilds certificate in nursing exotic species. Leasa qualified from Berkshire Agricultural College and joined Burnham House as a 19-yearold trainee in 2000.
Leasa Neame with an Amazon parrot