Liz Cox and Kit Sturgess

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Continued Professional Development (CPD): The Importance of Lifelong Learning, presented by Kit Sturgess and Liz Cox. Since qualifying as a veterinary nurse in 1991, Liz has worked in a wide range of nursing roles and practice styles from single handed practices to large veterinary hospitals, working for both private and corporate veterinary surgeries and as a locum for Bristol University. Liz is currently employed as senior veterinary nurse responsible for veterinary nurse training at a Veterinary Hospital near Bristol and has been a nurse assessor and RCVS nursing examiner since 2000. Whilst enjoying all aspects of the nursing role her main interests are with veterinary nurse training, nutrition and client care. Liz was elected to RCVS VN council in 2011 and later joined the Communications and Public Affairs Board. She lives in Somerset with her husband, two children and the obligatory rescue pets of a working cocker, two rabbits and three tortoises.

After graduating from Cambridge University in 1986 Kit worked for six years in primary care practice gaining mixed, equine and small animal experience. Kit then returned to academia to undertake a PhD looking at the effects of FIV on mucosal immune function before taking up a lectureship at RVC and then Bristol University. Since 2003 Kit has been working as an internist in private referral practice. He has further professional qualifications in imaging, cardiology and internal medicine, as well as being a recognised specialist in small animal medicine by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2006 Kit became a founding partner in a multidisciplinary referral centre that he saw grow from 5 to 65 members of staff within 5 years. Kit’s love of teaching and learning and the demands of a young and growing family led him to develop a new, more flexible role, centred on lecturing, writing and providing locum specialist internal medicine services. Currently Kit spends 3 days a week seeing clinical cases in both referral and primary care practices and 2 days a week writing, lecturing and pursuing other projects including the RCVS Council and teaching at the local primary school. Kit maintains a keen interest in many areas of internal medicine particularly cardiorespiratory, gastrointestinal and urinary tract disease. He has authored numerous articles and two textbooks as well as presenting lectures and research abstracts at conferences worldwide. When not working Kit enjoys pursuing an active outdoor lifestyle in the New Forest with his wife, two young boys, George the British Shorthair cat and Spud the Border Terrier.

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