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Nicola Lakeman

PGCert RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition) A1 V1 C-SQP HonMBVNA

Course tutor


Nicola is a well known and very highly respected veterinary nurse with expertise in the fields of nutrition and nursing clinics, and has written for many publications and texts on these topics, as well as being the author of the popular text for nurses entitled ‘The Consulting Veterinary Nurse’.

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About Nicola


Nicola works as the Head Medical Nurse at Plymouth Veterinary Group. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002.

Nicola has past roles as editor of the Veterinary Nursing Journal, sat on the Veterinary Products Committee for the Veterinary Medicines Directive, and the Ethics and Welfare Group for BVA. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks and is the editor of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing.

Nicola has won the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare, the SQP Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the SQP Nutritional Advisor of the Year.

Nicola is part of the RCVS working party investigating post qualification routes for RVNs. Nicola is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University.