Louise gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004 followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in 2011 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anaesthesia) in 2014, making her a member of both AVECCT and AVTA.
She has contributed to over 35 journal articles and book chapters, and lectures regularly on all aspects of anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery and infection control. Louise worked spent 15 years working at PetMedics in Manchester firstly as Head Nurse and then Clinical Director. In October 2015 Louise was delighted to move to VetsNow to take on the role of Clinical Support Manager. Louise’s interests include all aspects of emergency care but particularly trauma patients, as well as anaesthesia, surgical nursing, infection control and wound management.
Louise is the co-author of ‘Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing’ as well as ‘Wound Management in Small Animals: A Practical Guide for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians’, and the BSAVA ‘Pocketbook for Nurses’ and the forthcoming ‘A Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Infection Prevention and Control’.
Louise was delighted to be the recipient of the prestigious Bruce Vivash Jones Veterinary Nurse Award 2016, and the RCVS Golden Jubilee Award also in 2016,which is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing.
ONCORE are feeling very lucky to have Louise to tutor our ‘Practical Infection Control’ module, and she is such a great ambassador for this topic.