I have always had an interest in the natural world and completed a BSc in Zoology and Evolutionary Psychology at Liverpool University in 2006. I started my veterinary nursing career at Toachim House in 2008 and qualified as an RVN in 2011. After two years of intensive studying I achieved a merit for my Graduate Diploma in Clinical and Professional Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College in October 2014. The second year of this course consisted of three elective modules and I chose to concentrate on “emergency and critical care”, “anaesthesia and analgesia” and “medical nursing”. I’m involved in all aspects of veterinary nursing; including clinics, surgical assistance and inpatient care, but anaesthesia is my current favourite. I’m a member of the Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine Network and a firm believer in individual holistic patient care. I developed our nursing care plans which featured in the only peer reviewed journal for veterinary nurses, “The Veterinary Nurse” (Wager and Welsh, 2013). I also created and run a Facebook page (Useful CPD for VNs) to encourage nurses to expand their knowledge. I help to fundraise for our Gibraltar neutering projects and take part in the odd charity challenge (Wolf Run 2012 and Guide dogs for the Blind Coniston challenge 2009). When I’m not relaxing at home with my two handsome cats and wonderful boyfriend, I like to see new places and eat good food.