About the course
Nursing the Surgical Abdomen
This course is intended for Veterinary Nurses
Louise O'Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons), VTS (Anaesthesia & ECC), Dip AVN(Medical and Surgical), RVN
Louise qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1999 after completing her BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science. She gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004 followed by her Diploma in AdvancedVeterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007. Louise also recently passed the AVECCT Veterinary Technician Specialist (ECC) examination in the U.S.
She has worked as Head Nurse for PetMedics in Manchester the largest emergency clinic in the UK for the past 11 years, during this time she has also been involved in veterinary nurse training and CPD. Louise has lectured regularly for a wide variety of CPD providers.
The past 5 years have seen Louise become heavily involved in the education of veterinary nurses within both CPD as well as through articles for publications such as VNJ, VN Times and Veterinary Review. 2007 saw the publication of Louise’s book ‘Wound Management for the Veterinary Nurse and Technician’ by Elsevier, Louise is currently in the process of coauthoring her second book Practical Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Nursing.
Louise is about to embark on a PhD in MRSA Epidemiology and wound biofilms which will focus on strains of MRSA in small animals and their owners, along with the bacteria in small animal wound biofilms and the use of topical antimicrobial dressings including Manuka honey, PHMB and silver.