Sue has been a veterinary nurse for over 40 years, having qualified as a RANA in 1976 and has worked in a number of clinical environments over the years.
Working as a head nurse then gave her an insight into aspects of practice management before transferring from clinical work to VN education, initially at the Berkshire College of Agriculture and then at the University of Bristol’s veterinary school at Langford, where she was initially responsible for the delivery of the vocational qualification and then the design and delivery of the four year degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Administration.
Over 20 years later she took early retirement from the university and she now works on a self-employed basis. She has been involved with the VNJ, as Executive Editor and then Editor in Chief for well over a decade, and additionally she undertakes QA roles for various institutions. Her self-employed status has allowed her to take on trustee roles for the BVNA, International Cat Care and her local RSPCA centre. She has served two terms of office on BVNA Council and was President in 2010 . She has been a recipient of the BVNA Honorary Member status as well as the College of Animal Welfare Award and in 2012 she became the second recipient of the RCVS Golden Jubilee Award.