About the course
There are many veterinary surgeries that are not currently using nurses to their full potential in practice, and one of the biggest opportunities being missed is running nurse clinics and client information events. Nurses can be forefront at providing crucial advice for pet owners, while freeing up vet appointments and generating extra revenue for the practice. This course will give nurses the confidence to go back to practice and embark on setting up their own clinics and client information events steered towards their own interests and specialities.
The day will cover the initial process of coming up with a plan for your clinics/events and what you hope to cover or achieve from them, marketing the idea to ensure they are successful, and how to convince your boss that your time spent doing clinics/events will be worthwhile for the practice!
It will then look at specific clinics in more detail so you can see how to make them work for you including:-
New puppy/kitten checks
Adolescent health checks
Senior pet clinics
Travelling pet clinics
Pain management clinics
Pet first aid courses for pet owners
Everyone will be encouraged to come up with a plan for a clinic/event they want to set up which they can then take back to practice with them.
Nicky Smith BSc (Hons) DipAVN RVN E-SQP
Nicky qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996, studied for her Dip AVN at Harper Adams then latterly topped up to attain a First Class Honours degree in Clinical Veterinary Nursing with Myerscough College. She has worked in a variety of practices in the West Midlands and has been head nurse and clinical coach at her current surgery for 10 years. The practice she works in now has a dedicated consulting nurse working each day running a variety of different clinics. She was winner of the prestigious ‘Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year’ in 2017. She has had research articles published in veterinary nursing journals and has done webinars on various nursing topics. She is passionate about the profession, training the new generation of nurses and utilising nurses to their full potential in practice.