Our Veterinary Nursing Team

Our Veterinary Nursing Team

Our registered veterinary nurses (RVNs) are key members of the multidisciplinary team and work in each of the specialist areas within the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. They deliver the highest standards of patient care and are responsible for many aspects of case management. Many of our RVNs are specialists in their own field, providing important reassurance for pet owners and referring vets alike.

Our registered veterinary nurses

The nursing team is split into the following specialised areas:   

                                                                                                               
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Theatre
  • Anaesthesia 
  • Neurology and rehabilitation
  • Surgery wards
  • Medicine wards (including oncology, endoscopy, the cat ward and isolation ward)                                                                                      

Nursing leadership 

Nursing Administration Manager – Sarah Hellens

Medicine and Oncology - Head Nurse Nicola Read

Surgery (orthopaedics, soft tissue and ophthalmology) - Head Nurse Lisa Spencer

Neurology and Rehabilitation - Head Nurse Holly Smith

Anaesthesia - Head Nurse Lisa Angell

Dispensary Team Leader – Helen French

Emergency and Critical Care – Head Nurse Kate Nichols

Operating theatres – Head Nurse Alison Young

Many of our veterinary nurses have or are working toward post-registration qualifications to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Our veterinary nurses work around the clock to support our emergency and critical care teams.

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666365

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0) 1707 666399

Email: qmhreception@rvc.ac.uk