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; including VN training, assessment and staff development.
She 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. 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, a representative for the BVA’s Animal Welfare Foundation, a regular contributor to the veterinary press, an active editorial board member for the Veterinary Nursing Journal, and a chapter author for the most recent edition of the BSAVA Textbook of Veterinary Nursing.
She recently led a research project 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 also holds a position at the RCVS in managing and overseeing the VN Futures Project.
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.