Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex is running an outreach programme designed to help young people into a career in veterinary nursing this month. Southfields Veterinary Specialists in Essex is running an outreach programme designed to help young people into a career in veterinary nursing this month. 

Charlotte Fennell and Amber Cooke, senior vet nurses at Southfields (pictured right) have put together a presentation about the life of a vet nurse, which will be online on the Southfields website from Monday, May 11. 

They'll be following that up on Thursday, May 14 with a Facebook Live session, in which they will tackle questions posted by members of the public and any would-be vet nurses who have tuned in. 

Charlotte and Amber been stopped from doing a face-to-face presentation to interested teenagers due to the current COVID-19 lockdown restrictions but they’re hoping going online can attract an even bigger audience. 

Southfields operations manager Sarah Stam said: "We’ll explain what qualifications are needed to start a nursing career, what sort of training is involved and exactly what a registered vet nurse does.

"The Facebook Live should be a really great, interactive experience, with Charlotte and Amber addressing specific questions sent in by members of the public in real time."

Charlotte said: "Being a vet nurse is a hugely rewarding and enjoyable job and we’re looking to connect with teenagers who may be wondering if this could be the career for them."

Amber, a senior ward nurse at Southfields, added: "Like Charlotte, I am really pleased to be involved in this project and to be able to share my RVN journey with our next generation of aspiring veterinary nurses." 

For more information about Southfields’ Vet Nurse initiative, visit www.southfields.co.uk or search for Southfields Veterinary Specialists on Facebook. 


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