My name is Emma Johnson, I am a registered and qualified veterinary nurse with over 21 years of experience. Most recently working for 10 years as head nurse for Fitzpatrick referrals an orthopaedic and neurology veterinary hospital, managing a team of 70 veterinary nurses and auxilliarys and overseeing the care of over 60 patients at a time. I decided i wanted to start my own business caring for animals on a day to day basis and in October 2015 I started Wentworth pet care.
I have gained a number of qualifications and experience making me highly regarded as a veterinary professional. I began pursuing a career in veterinary nursing in general practice 21 years ago in 1996. During this time I have developed nursing interests in a variety of disciplines. This included anaesthesia, pain management and post-operative care in small animals. In 2001 I qualified as a veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and went on to successfully gain my assessor qualification. This gave me the opportunity to support and guide undergraduate veterinary nurses of the future during their three year training programme.
I continue to pursue my own professional development and in 2008 was awarded the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 'Advanced nursing diploma in medical nursing' and further went on to gain the 'Royal Veterinary College Graduate Diploma in Professional and Clinical Veterinary Nursing' in 2012. My passion to develop my own and my team of nurses’ skills and training and promote the awareness of the Registered Veterinary Nurse status within the veterinary profession overall led to my appointment in 2014 as a regional coordinator for veterinary nurse training in Surrey with the British Veterinary Nursing Association. I fulfilled the requirements of this role voluntarily and dedicated my own personal time.
I am also on the board of directors of the Hybrid dog company who are a UK based charitable organisation passionate about the health and welfare of hybrid dogs. I nurse once a month at a local veterinary hospital which enables me to keep upto date with new treatments and procedures.
I currently have two dogs, a cat, a rabbit and two guinea pigs so understand how much care goes into maintaining their health. Most importantly I know how important they are to your family and will always treat each and every pet in my care as if they were my own.
Grad DipVN, Dip AVN, RVN, A1, MBVNA
Royal Collage Veterinary Surgeons
British Veterinary Nursing Association
National association of pet sitters and dog walkers
I am fully insured and can provide references at your request