In this episode I caught up with social media super nurse and all round lovely human, Lou the Vet Nurse. If you don’t already follow Lou on Facebook or Insta, you should. Her social media content is full of vet nursing tips and positive inspo. You can find a link to Lou’s social media and everything else we discuss in these show notes.
Lou is an RVN in the UK with a special interest in intensive nursing and anaesthesia. In addition to active nursing, Lou is the clinical nurse lead at her practice. She’s responsible for monitoring and reviewing clinical standards and mentoring the nursing team in line with her additional qualifications. Lou has some great ideas about how to work at improving firstly our own skills and knowledge as individuals, and secondly the standards of care of the veterinary health care teams as a whole. She is also a huge advocate for vets and nurses working together and sharing ideas.
Whether you’re listening to Lou in this interview, or enjoying her social media content, it’s obvious that she is all about encouraging vet nurses to appreciate their self-worth and to go out and create the careers they’ve always wanted. It’s inspiring to hear another vet nurse speak this way and to promote what is becoming a reoccurring theme on this podcast; that we are qualified, knowledgeable professionals, and our voices are worth listening to!
Lou and I discussed:
Lou’s favourite podcasts:
Three of Lou’s fave Facebook and Insta pages:
Insta account @laurathevn
The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (checklist resources)
The Vetlife Helpline (UK)
‘Protect the title veterinary nurse’ by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons RCVS (link to YouTube video on webpage)
The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA)
Useful anaesthesia blog - Jurox Anaesthesia 1st blog
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