BSc (Hons.) FdSc, RVN, R-SQP (AMTRA), ANA
A bit about me. My name is Kate Wallis. I qualified in 2007 as a veterinary nurse after studying full time at Harper Adams University College, whereby I successfully attained both the Foundation Degree (FdSc) in Veterinary Health Studies and Animal Medicines Regulatory Authority (AMTRA), Suitably Qualified Person (R-SQP) qualifications in 2007. I went on to further study for the BSc Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management also at Harper, and qualified with Honours in 2009.
Whilst studying at Harper, (post qualification as an RVN), to October 2010, I owned my own locum business and worked as a locum nurse in both daytime practice and Emergency and Critical Care, with a preference of working in ECC. I have experience of working with wildlife, mainly garden birds, however, have also nursed baby rabbits, hedgehogs, mice and some of the bigger birds; (Great Crested Grebe, Swan, Mallard and Magpie), which I found challenging but rewarding!
I have been forced into early retirement as an RVN due to osteoarthritis in both knees preventing me from being “fit to practice”. However, am still keen on caring for wildlife. I have a huge interest in rabbits and birds, their health and husbandry and remain on the “statutory register” to both maintain and expand my knowledge.