Published Work

Anaesthesia for the patient with hypovolaemia resulting from acute blood loss

August 31, 2018

Patients will often present to the veterinary practice in a hypovolaemic state secondary to haemorrhage, and are at an increased anaesthetic risk owing to multiple physiological changes and/or injuries. This article discusses the main concerns associated with anaesthetising the hypovolaemic patient. It looks at patient assessment and preparation, the considerations that need to be made when designing an anaesthesia and analgesia plan, and the importance of excellent post anaesthetic monitoring.n...

Parenteral drug administration

April 05, 2012

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Peri-operative nursing care of the TECA patient

December 07, 2012

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Reducing surgical site infections (SSI)

January 01, 2020

Surgical site infections can have a significant effect on quality of life for the patient. They are associated with considerable morbidity and extended hospital stay. In addition, they result in a significant financial and emotional burden to owners.
This article will focus on the preparation of the patient for surgery and measures that can be taken to limit the spread of infection within the operating theatre.

Claire Roberts DipAVN(Surg) RVN

The benefits of in-house training

April 30, 2015

This article is written to highlight the importance of keeping up with our theoretical knowledge and practical skills.


The article aims to highlight the benefits that can be gained by both the practice and staff by organising in-house continuing professional development sessions (CPD) for the whole team.

The VN’s role in jugular catheter care and patient management

November 01, 2013

The purpose of this article is to highlight the indications and contraindications for jugular catheter use in small animal medicine. It will focus on the veterinary nurse’s role during patient preparation as well as patient care before, during and after jugular catheter placement.

  Claire Roberts DipAVN(Surg) RVN

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