Emma began training as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 when she completed the PreVN certificate. She qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2005 from Myerscough College, Preston and gained the Diploma of Higher Education Clinical Veterinary Nursing in June 2009 followed by the RCVS Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Small Animal) in January 2010. In 2011 she graduated from the BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing top up degree. Emma is a companion and farm animal SQP and a clinical coach.
She works at a large independent mixed practice in Powys and locums for Vets Now Emergency. Her interests are very varied but she has a passion for infection control and surgical nursing. You will find her most at home in the operating theatre where she enjoys all aspects of anaesthesia and patient care. When not in theatre, she can be found in the consulting room, advising clients on all aspects of preventative healthcare.
Emma began volunteering in 2013 for the BVNA as a Regional Representative and BSAVA CYMRU/Wales region. Her BSAVA roles have included committee treasurer and the membership development committee. In January 2021, Emma was elected as the CYMRU/Wales regional committee chair and council representative and is the first veterinary nurse to ever hold this position within the association. Emma is also the editor of the 2nd edition BSAVA pocketbook for Veterinary Nurses and a frequent article contributor for the Veterinary Nursing Times and more recently the Veterinary Nursing Journal.
During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her partner Andrew, two children, Evan and Elin, two border collies, Nell and Mai and cat, Marley. Emma enjoys cross stitch, watching sport, particularly football and motorsport and photography. Her love for being behind the camera has given way for the development of a small business offering outdoor family, pet and more recently wedding photography.