FdSc Veterinary Nursing Tutor
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Veterinary Nursing, Wildlife nursing, Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Welfare and Nutrition
I have spent several years working in small and large animal veterinary practice, which gave me the opportunity to develop my veterinary nursing skills and progress to Head Veterinary Nurse. I have volunteered for animal neutering clinics and conservation programmes in Greece, St Lucia, The Gambia , Botswana, Malawi and South Africa, where I have worked with a variety of domestic and wild animals including dogs, cats, horses, elephants, vervet monkeys, yellow baboons, leopard and hyena.
I have always had a keen interest in animal conservation, and in 2010 I completed my BSc in animal management with Greenwich University, which included a thesis on an investigation into the browse selection of free-ranging giraffe (giraffa camelopardalis) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.
I run the Africa Study Tour to the Eastern Cape, South Africa, where Sparsholt students are actively involved in game reserve management, through game drives, lectures and field walks such as those with the Anti-Poaching Unit (APU) who consider the way forward for the protection of high profile game species such as rhino.
I still maintain my links with the veterinary profession by attending Veterinary Congress and I hope to volunteer abroad again in the near future.