Being a Registered Veterinary Nurse can be a rewarding and challenging role. RVN’s play a key role in caring for patients and providing supportive treatment to help them on the road to recovery. Here are just some of the duties carried out by Braid Vets Registered Veterinary Nursing team. Anaesthnatist – the monitoring of all general anaesthetics and sedations Radiographer – the positioning, taking and developing of x-rays Laboratory Technician – the in-house testing of blood and urine samples. Phlebotomist – the taking of blood samples. Dental Assistant – dental descaling and polishing, and assisting the vet in the removal of teeth, processing of dental x-rays. Surgical Nurse – running our operating suite, scrubbing to assist with surgical procedures. In-patient Care – includes administration of medications (oral and injectable), feeding, exercising, placing intravenous catheters, recording temperatures, pulse, heart and respiratory rates First Aid – in emergency situations, placing intravenous catheters to give emergency access for drugs, administering oxygen and recording vital signs, reporting changes directly to the vet in charge of the case. Vet-Pet-Client Liaison – keeping clients informed of their pets health when hospitalised and giving advise on pet health Clinics and Consults – includes; diabetic, lifestage and arthritis clinics, puppy parties, weight clinics, bandage changes and suture removals as well as discharging of routine surgeries. Practice Maintenance – upkeep and maintenance of veterinary equipment and the workplace Pharmacist – dispensing medication, and advising clients on the use and possible side effects of medicines. giving advice and booking appointments. Administrator – completing insurance claim forms on behalf of clients, external laboratory forms, ordering supplies. Trainer – of student veterinary nurses to help them to achieve their qualification.