Vicky has always had a passion for caring for animals from a young age, with her veterinary career starting at the age of thirteen in a practice working with both farm animals and domestic pets.
Vicky qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996 from Rodbaston College. She continued her veterinary work at the PDSA before moving to a mixed practice as Head Nurse and Clinical Coach, allowing Vicky to help train and mentor students and nurses alike before taking some time out to raise her two fantastic children. Vicky missed the buzz of the veterinary practice and returned full circle to her original training practice. With her passion reignited, Vicky undertook the Diploma in Clinical Veterinary Nursing and an Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College.
Joining Willows in 2011, Vicky worked as a lead medicine nurse and quickly developed a strong interest in blood transfusions and endocrine disorders; this inspired Vicky to undertake a BSc (Hons) Clinical Veterinary Nursing achieving a first-class degree. However, Vicky’s thirst for knowledge did not stop there. In 2015, she undertook a specialised qualification from the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT) in Internal medicine. She gained her Veterinary Nursing Certificate in Emergency Critical Care in 2017 and, more recently, a post-graduate Certificate in Veterinary Education.
Vicky has lectured on the nursing circuit, including having the honour to speak at the BSAVA congress, and finds teaching and sharing her knowledge a privilege. At home, Vicky has two dogs Opie and Florence, who very much keep her on her toes.