Today we continue to meet our veterinary nursing team, who work closely with students to provide them with the technical skills they will take into the workplace to help animals in need.
Suzanne Edwards has worked as a member of the teaching team since the veterinary nursing degree pathways began in 2003 and over her time on campus has seen many students go onto excellent careers across the globe. She said: “I’m a Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN) and Senior Lecturer. I manage the clinical placement team and specifically look after first year clinical placements.”
Before joining Harper, Suzanne’s experiences were wide ranging. She commented: “Throughout my career, I have worked in first opinion practice and have taught at a number of further and higher education institutions alongside supporting students in their placements. I’ve also worked and continue to work for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in various roles.”
Each of our lecturers have a specialist interest, something that they can share with students and get them equally enthused about the subject. For Suzanne, this is diagnostic imaging, cardiology, professional practise and quality assurance. Showcasing this knowledge base helps students to understand the importance of these skill sets before they go out into the field for their placement year and graduate roles.
Suzanne spoke about why she loves her job, saying: “It’s great to be able to help students prepare for their time in clinical placement and ultimately for their role as a qualified veterinary nurse.
“It’s an exciting time to be entering the profession, with RVNs being recognised more and more for their abilities and being utilised to their full potential; with many more options also available for developing special interests post qualification.”
These additional qualifications are something we continue to support at Harper, with a variety of courses to help students work towards formalising their specialisms. You can find out more here.
Besides her excellent work at Harper, Suzanne loves to spend time with family and friends. She also loves to read and is a complete foody!
To meet other members of the veterinary nursing team, click here. To discover our veterinary courses, you can view our degree pathway page here, or join us at our Virtual Open Day on October 10 to find out more about the courses from the lecturers themselves. Registration is now open to secure your place.