I am a passionate, proactive individual, driven by my ambition to improve animal welfare on both an individual and population-wide basis. I take great pride in all I do and am constantly striving for self-betterment. I am currently working in a charity small animal practice where I am learning to utilise seven years worth of experiences and training in my every day work where I am continuing to grow and develop as a veterinary surgeon.
November 2018 – Present
After spending some time in private practice I realised charity practice is the place for me so returned to the fast-paced highly rewarding work of the PDSA.
Abbeywell Veterinary Clinic
July 2018 – November 2018
Working in an independent private practice providing an exceptional level of care to pets and their owners.
January 2018 – July 2018
Working in a fast-paced environment with regular periods of sole charge. Engaging with pet owners to not only diagnose and treat ailments but also to increase knowledge and understanding of their pets needs to optimise their well-being. Performing a range of soft tissue surgeries in clinic including routine neutering, limb amputations, enucleations and mass removals.
I was promoted to this role in January 2018 after 6 months of employment as a Graduate Veterinary Surgeon.
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
July 2017 – January 2018
The PDSA graduate scheme provided me with mentoring, which alongside the wide range of medical and surgical cases seen in the clinic allowed me to develop and grow my veterinary skills quickly and to feel comfortable with regular sole charge.
Royal Veterinary College
March 2014 – August 2017
Providing exceptional customer service to a vast array of different attendees, each with their own specific requirements, and providing a positive, proactive attitude to tackling a variety of different tasks enabling the delivery of high quality events.
Animal Nursing Assistant
Ramsgate Veterinary Surgery
November 2011 – September 2012
Whilst working within a busy small animal veterinary practice and adjoining cattery, my roles included: handling and restraining a range of small animal patients, assisting during procedures and surgery, maintaining a hygienic, organised environment and management of the cattery at weekends.
Ramsgate Veterinary Surgery
September 2010 – November 2011
Being solely responsible for the cattery at weekends, my role included: routine cleaning and upkeep of the cattery environment, regularly handling cats of all temperaments, providing each with their daily requirements including any medication if necessary and caring for any wildlife that was being temporarily housed by the veterinary practice.
Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
2012 – 2017
Graduated with honours in July 2017
Emergency First Aid at Work
Valid February 2018 – February 2021
First Aid at Work
Accredited by St John Ambulance
Valid November 2014 – November 2017
British Sign Language Level One
Accredited by Signature
Achieved June 2012
Night Shelter Assistant
C4WS Homeless Project
January 2014 – March 2016
Providing assistance and care at a winter overnight shelter for homeless people.
Christmas Catalogue Assistant
Animal Care Trust
October 2014 – December 2014, October 2015 – December 2015
Aiding the charity by receiving, processing and packing orders from their very popular Christmas catalogue.
The Cinnamon Trust
December 2009 – December 2014
Regularly assisting the elderly and disabled by walking their dogs.
Newsletter Editor, Social Media Manager and Cross-posting Manager
Friends of the Animals RCT
October 2009 – September 2011
Working to increase the online presence of the small animal rescue, helping them gain supporters and homes for animals, my role included:
- Creating and editing a monthly newsletter
- Creating and managing social media accounts
- Creating and managing a database of animal details and upcoming rescue events
- Cross posting the details of animals needing homes and upcoming rescue events across relevant online forums and websites