Nurse Consults - Making the Most of Nurse Skills in GP Practice
Nurses have a vital role to play in the veterinary practice, in the advice of clients, diagnostics work and preventative healthcare. For a nurse with a keen interest in consulting this is an ideal opportunity in which they can pursue the specialism that interests them, whilst still being of use to the veterinary practice. Veterinary practices are businesses and nurses that consult need to perform sufficient work in order to not only make a profit but also over their costs and overheads. This isn’t necessarily through the charging for nurse clinics, but through products sold, increasing the footfall through the practice and helping with client loyalty and most importantly compliance.
Recording from 12 April 2022
Nicola Lakeman (Previously Ackerman) PGDip RVN CertSAN CertVNECC VTS(Nutrition)
Nicola works as the Head Medical Nurse at Plymouth Veterinary Group. Nicola graduated from Hartpury College with an honours degree in Equine Science, and subsequently qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002. Nicola has written for many veterinary publications and textbooks and is the editor of Aspinall’s Complete Textbook of Veterinary Nursing. Nicola is Consultant Editor for The Veterinary Nurse. Nicola has won the BVNA / Blue Cross award for animal welfare, the SQP Veterinary Nurse of the Year and the SQP Nutritional Advisor of the Year. Nicola is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing with Glasgow University.