KATHERINE HOWIE VN VTS (ECC):
I started my nursing career and completed my training in a very busy first opinion practice where I stayed for 8yrs. This gave me a wealth of experience in client care, emergency patients and all areas of the Veterinary Industry. I then moved onto a new challenge as a nurse in a referral centre rotating through all the disciplines where I stayed for 2yrs. Having been through a wide range of disciplines and veterinary environments I eventually decided to settle on Emergency and Critical Care. I have been the Senior Nurse at an emergency clinic in Farnham since June 2004 and in November 2009 achieved the American Qualification of Veterinary Technician Specialty in Emergency and Critical Care. I have subsequently lectured at regional and national meetings to a variety of nurses at all levels of their education. I am extremely passionate about patient care and further education for Veterinary Nurses and believe that “hands on” care is important and never more so in the emergency patient. The most important monitoring tool that a patient has is the Veterinary Nurse that is looking after them.
I am a phlebotomist for Pet Blood Bank UK and involved in various charity work. I am also part owner of Triple H Training for Veterinary Nurses which is a webinar based platform for accessible CPD for Veterinary Nurses. I also sit on the clinical board as an advisor for Vets-Now.