The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

Dip AVN Case Study

The Author
Geraldine Coles stumbled into the veterinary nursing profession, having previously trained as a geologist. She joined the PDSA as a trainee in 1994, qualifying as a VN in 1997. She gained the Diploma AVN in 2000, in the process winning the BVNA Award for the highest marks achieved in the examination. She currently works at the PDSA in Bow, where she enjoys the freedom that the charity gives her to practice her skills. In particular, she finds the extra responsibility, huge work load and variety both challenging and exciting.

Author's note
The following case studies are one example of the content and type of format acceptable to the examiners. There are, of course, other types of formats which are equally acceptable. Those that follow illustrate my own personal choice.

My own experience has shown me that it is not too advisable to write up all your cases too early, as you will probably find yourself re-writing them as your knowledge accumulates.

If you are like me though, you will probably rewrite them about five times anyway!

Good luck!

Publisher's Note
Please note that it has not been possible to reproduce the x-ray images that appear in the following case study to the same high standard as the originals. They are therefore for illustrative purposes only. We hope to be able to reproduce them more clearly in the future.

Our congratulations to Geraldine, and sincere thanks for allowing us to publish her work on this website.