Vet nurses are an essential part of any modern small animal vet practice.
Their roles include caring for hospitalised patients, monitoring anaesthesia & assisting with operations, carrying out x-ray & laboratory procedures, out patient appointments - the list goes on! Put simply, a crucial part of the team!
We are proud to be a RCVS recognised Training Practice for veterinary nurses. We are committed to training keen, prospective nurses to a recognised skilled qualification.
So, who are they? Read on!
Melanie Colfer RVN Mel is a local girl, but trained as a vet nurse in Bristol, then returned to Pembrokeshire & Fenton Vets in 2003. She is now our head nurse, and takes on roles in organising the nursing & reception team. Outside work her interests include horse riding and trying to train her Boxer dog, Maggie.
Andy Falberg RVN Andy is one of our most experienced vet nurses. She originates from Bedfordshire, and has been with Fenton Vets since 2003. Andy has a particular interest in dog behaviour and all things 'exotic'! In following her exotic interest she spends a lot of time with regular visiting exotic vet Lance Jepson, and all manner of other unusual animals.
Fleur Roche RVN Fleur is a Pembrokeshire native, but is also fortunate to have some Scottish heritage! She trained as a vet nurse at a neighbouring veterinary practice and joined Fenton Vets in 2009. One of her roles in the practice is training and assessing our student veterinary nurses, and has a high success rate in her students.
Emma Barton RVN Emma qualified as a vet nurse in 2012 after an intense 2 year VN training course, and many years as a nursing assistant. Rumour is that Emma joined Fenton Vets on 25th September 1995! Emma has a small zoo at home (too many species to mention), which adequately fills her time away from vet practice looking after all sorts of creatures.
Helen Colfer RVN Helen joined Fenton Vets in 2008 as a student VN, from Harper Adams University College. She studied towards a degree course and the regular RCVS qualifications in veterinary nursing. She qualified as a VN and completed her degree in 2012.