Marking 40 years as a vet nurse

04 Jan 2020

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Vet nurse Deborah Holland, of Cave Veterinary Specialists near Wellington in Somerset, has been presented with a commemorative certificate by the RCVS president Niall Connell at a special ceremony marking her 40 years’ work in the profession.

Surprised and delighted by the award, she hopes her career will inspire young vet nurses who are just starting out: ‘It’s a job I love and I was proud to be presented with the award. I really hope my career can be an example and inspire younger nurses to stay in the profession for years to come.’

Deborah initially joined a practice in Barnet, Hertfordshire, in 1979, when she was an animal-loving teenager earning £10 a week. Since then she has been involved in the care of many patients including equine and farm animals, llamas, alpacas and even a scorpion. She has also seen many changes, and her tip to student vet...