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The final session of the day covers the variety of roles covered by UK exotic animal vet nurses. A panel of established and experienced vet nurses will be presented, who represent variable job roles that encounter exotic species from the GP to referral and conservation pioneers. The session will provide an opportunity for delegates to direct questions to this panel of vet nurses about their current job and their various career paths.

This session is part of the Veterinary Nursing Day, available to Veterinary Nurses only. Tickets for the Nursing Day only are available for £180.00.

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The final session of the day covers the variety of roles covered by UK exotic animal vet nurses. A panel of established and experienced vet nurses will be presented, who represent variable job roles that encounter exotic species from the GP to referral and conservation pioneers. The session will provide an opportunity for delegates to direct questions to this panel of vet nurses about their current job and their various career paths. 

This session is part of the Veterinary Nursing Day, available to Veterinary Nurses only. Tickets for the Nursing Day only are available for £180.00.

Speakers

Speakers to be confirmed
  • Abigail Edis
    Abigail Edis
    FdSc RVN CertVNES CC
    Abi qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 with a foundation degree in Veterinary Nursing, she shortly moved down to Hertfordshire to continue her career in nursing in the surrounding area. She completed her certificate in nursing exotic species and 2013 she joined the Beaumont Sainsbury Animal Hospital in London where she helped establish the RVC exotics service. She now continues to work full time in the exotic first opinion and referral service seeing a wide range of species from small mammal, avian, reptile, amphibians, fish and some zoo species. She partakes in all areas of nursing these species including nursing care, theatre, client consultations and diagnostic procedures. Her keen interests include anaesthesia and critical care and particularly medicine and advancement of care in guinea pigs.
  • Denise Laughlin
    Denise Laughlin
    MSc RVN CertVNES CET
    A Registered Veterinary Nurse, Denise has 17 years’ experience in the clinical environment and completed her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species in 2013. Denise has spent much of her career pursuing her passion for wildlife and has a special interest in field work, animal welfare and the illegal wildlife trade. Having worked with several charitable organisations in the UK and in Asia, Denise feels lucky to have contributed to a variety of conservation projects from bear rescue to raptor rehabilitation to wild python translocation. In order to better understand the factors that drive people to exploit wildlife Denise completed a Master’s Degree in International Animal Welfare, Ethics & Law focusing her research on her scaly favourite, the Asian pangolin. Denise is now a lecturer in Wildlife & Rehabilitation and Veterinary Nursing at Sparsholt College, Hampshire, England.
ICARE 2019
London, UK