Vet nurse Nicola Barrigan has been appointed head of vet nursing at Southfields Veterinary Specialists, in Essex. Barrigan, who also holds a diploma in leadership and management, joined the veterinary industry after volunteering at a rescue centre while she was working as an administrator for an advertising company. Her 12-and-a-half year veterinary career began as a student vet nurse; after qualifying and becoming a registered vet nurse, she worked in a number of roles, including as a surgical/orthopaedic nurse, and head vet nurse before her latest appointment.
Away from work, she enjoys trips in her classic VW camper van, especially attending VW events and camping with friends and family. She has two dogs, a bullmastiff cross and a springer spaniel, and is learning to play the drums.