Nicky Smith Bsc (Hons) Dip AVN E-SQP LCGI RVN qualified as a veterinary nurse in 1996. She is currently head nurse at a small animal practice in the West Midlands and had previously worked in a charity hospital and a dedicated emergency clinic. She gained her Dip AVN in 2013 from Harper Adams and gained her first class honours Bsc in Clinical Vet Nursing from Myerscough. Other qualifications include the AMTRA E-SQP and the BVNA Certificate in Pharmacy Management. She is a lecturer for Vet Nurse Online and provides online CPD for veterinary nurses. She is also the 2017 winner of the Pet Plan Vet Nurse of the Year Award.