Nursing

At the Ark Veterinary Surgery we have a dedicated team of nurses who play an essential role in the care and comfort of our in-patients. Our nursing team are always happy to answer any questions you may have should your pet have to be hospitalised with us for a short time.

Our in-patients receive the up most care and attention, with plenty of TLC! We frequently prepare fresh meals and regularly sit in the kennels with our in-patients hand feeding our fussy eaters. Ambulatory dogs are regularly taken for short walks in our exercise area, where as non-ambulatory patients receive excellent support to ensure they have a comfortable stay.

When your pet stays with us to have an anaesthetic, our nurses monitor your pet throughout the procedure to ensure a smooth induction and recovery. All of our anaesthetics are recorded and kept with your pets file.

In addition our nursing team proactively manage nursing clinics, aimed at preventative health care for your pets. These include;

-       Weight Clinics

-       Dental Clinics

-       Flea and Worm prevention

-       Nail Clips

-       Rabbit Care

-       General nutrition and animal husbandry

-       Post – operative checks

-       Neonatal Clinics

-       Geriatric Clinics

At the Ark we actively encourage the development of our nursing and care staff through our commitment to continuous nurse training. We have 2 trainee nurses, who attend Myerscough College on a day release basis, they receive support throughout their training and help our nurses and surgeons by actively assisting some surgical procedures and play a vital role in the rehabilitation of the pets in our care.

As part of our team we have 3 clinical coaches, who support our trainees in their ambition to be qualified veterinary nurses. Additionally we have a qualified nurse who has a Veterinary Nurse Certificate in Dentistry and a qualified nurse who is working towards a Certificate In Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Species.