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Cedar Grove Vets
Veterinary Nurse Awareness Month

As a practice we are extremely proud of our fantastic Nursing Team at Cedar Grove. Our nursing team currently consists of... 8 Qualified Registered Veterinary Nurses, 3 Trainee Veterinary Nurses and 2 Animal Nursing Assistants looking after your pets! If you would like to speak to or come in and see our clinical nursing team with your pet then please get in touch via reception or our online booking system

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  • So, what do our veterinary nurses do?
  • Monitoring vital signs such as heart rate, pulse, temperature and breathing rate
  • Post operative care
  • Administering intravenous fluids
  • Monitoring and maintaining anaesthetics, which ensures the animal is safe and pain-free during the operation
  • “Scrubbing in” and assisting vets with operations
  • Filling prescriptions under veterinary direction and ensuring clients understand how to administer the medication successfully
  • Physiotherapy
  • Administering medication
  • Taking blood samples
  • Placing intravenous and urinary catheters
  • Wound management and changing dressings
  • Taking X-rays
  • Recording ECGs
  • Assisting vets to perform diagnostic techniques such as ultrasound and endoscopy, MRI
  • Carrying out diagnostic tests (urine tests, blood tests, faecal tests ect)
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Cleaning up after the patients
  • Minor surgical procedures such as stitch ups or mass removals outside of body cavities
  • Running laboratory, blood samples, urine samples
  • Chemotherapy
  • Setting up equipment and kits for procedures
  • Placing endotracheal tubes
  • Completing pet insurance claims, dealing with insurance queries and helping clients understand their policies

 

Nurses also run their own clinics, which include:

 

  • Providing advice on training, nutrition for all ages and clinical needs, weight management, behaviour, housing and husbandry, and dental care.
  • Taking routine blood samples
  • Advising on and applying flea and worm treatment
  • Nail clipping
  • Emptying Anal glands
  • Microchipping
  • Diabetic monitoring
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Post operative checks and suture removals
  • Wound management and bandage changes
  • Cleaning ears

 

Throughout May we will be celebrating the fantastic job our veterinary nurses do all year round!

 

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