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Kenzie's Veterinary Nursing Journey

Meet Kenzie, a new member of the Roundwood team who is training to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

We at Roundwood are delighted to welcome Kenzie to the team, who is completing an apprenticeship with us to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse. We are so pleased to be part of her journey!

In this new blog series, you will gain unique insight behind the scenes of your veterinary practice - and will get to know the people looking after your pets! You will become acquainted with Kenzie and the incredible work that Veterinary Nurses do in order to provide exceptional care to animals every day.

The apprenticeship will see Kenzie train for around three years. This includes a mixture of college attendance and on the job learning. We are so grateful for all the hard work she is already putting in.

Becoming a Veterinary Nurse isn’t about cuddling kittens all day; it’s an incredibly demanding role. Vet Nurses put blood (literally!), sweat and very often tears into giving a high standard of care. Now, let’s hear some more about Kenzie...


Kenzie already has years of experience working with animals, and is now taking the leap to become a registered veterinary nurse. Kenzie is so passionate about caring for animals, dedicated to her work and is an enthusiastic member of the Roundwood team.

“I have been working with animals for 4 years and nursing is the only job I have had that doesn't feel like a job as I love it so much. I am really excited about starting my Veterinary Nurse training and becoming a Registered Veterinary Nurse as it really is my dream job!”

Here at Roundwood, veterinary nurses are essential members of our team. They are like the engines that support the work our vets do, keeping our practice ticking and meaning we can provide the best care possible for your pets.

Your veterinary practice simply would not exist without Veterinary Nurses. They are the anaesthetist, lab technician, triage, intensive care nurse, radiographist, phlebotomist, nutritionist, nurse clinician and all round multi-species nurse hero!

The Veterinary Nurse apprenticeship is a wonderful program - combining vital practical skills and experience with essential theoretical study. As we support Kenzie in obtaining her Veterinary Nurse status, she is also supporting us. Kenzie is helping us to provide the best care possible for your pets, through undeniably challenging times - how amazing is that?!

Of course, once the training is completed, there is still much learning to be done. Veterinary Nurses must commit to 15 hours of additional training per year in order to keep their qualification up to date and to remain on the RCVS (the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) register.

We are so appreciative of the fundamental work Veterinary Nurses do, and love the fact that we are helping a new talented individual to become one.

We are really excited to support Kenzie as she embarks on her veterinary nursing journey. Remember to check in on our social media pages for more updates like this.

Instagram - @roundwoodvets

Facebook - Roundwood Vets

If you or someone you know is interested in veterinary nursing, please do take a look at the College of Animal Welfare’s Level 3 Diploma. As always, if you have any questions or would like to find out more, you can contact us on 020 8459 4729.


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