Jill spent 12 happy years in small animal practice as a head nurse, and developed a passion for the wide variety of clinical, business and professional aspects that a career in veterinary nursing has to offer; and of course, for VN training and assessment.
She then went on to complete a project at the University of Liverpool to setup, deliver and tutor online modules for the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP), and in her time there also set up and ran an online masters level module for veterinary nurses, breaking new ground in VN CPD. She completed an introductory teaching certificate at Liverpool, and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Jill also had involvement in the teaching and development of the professional and communication skills aspect of the undergraduate curriculum.
Jill held a visiting lecturer’s position at Ross University School of Veterinary medicine in the Caribbean in 2013, teaching professional, communication and clinical skills; and an associate teaching fellow position at the University of Surrey’s Vet School 2014-2015.
She is a previous BVNA Council Member, is a representative for the BVA’s Animal Welfare Foundation, is a regular contributor to the veterinary press and is an active editorial board member for the Veterinary Nursing Journal.
She has taught veterinary communication skills in several settings, and is currently leading a research project, working with team of panellists, to develop the Veterinary Nurse-Client Communication Matrix – a tool to assist with the teaching and practical application of communication skills for veterinary nurses.
Jill was recently awarded a place at the RCVS Inaugural Innovation Symposium (Sept 2017) for her work on providing innovative learning via ONCORE’s online platform. Read more.
Jill is always working on developing the courses that ONCORE offers, working with tutors to create new courses, and will do her utmost to ensure you are well looked after during your online learning experience.