VN Awareness Month 2021 nurse profile – Rachel Scarlett


Name: Rachel Scarlett

Title: Registered Veterinary Nurse

How long have you been a veterinary nurse?

I have been a registered Veterinary nurse for 6 years, working in both referral and small animal general practice.

What is the most rewarding thing about this career choice?

I enjoy nursing my patients and building a bond with them. I find it rewarding to provide helpful advice to our clients to better our patients’ lives.

What’s the best thing about working at Lida Vets practice?

We have a wonderful team here at Lida Vets. I enjoy the diversity in our busy practice and knowing that every day is going to be different. I find running our in-house weight clinics very rewarding.

What does an average day involve for a veterinary nurse at your practice? What type of treatments and care does this include?

Every day is different as the nurses rotate through shift patterns throughout the week. To name a few this includes inpatient care, anaesthesia, clinics, dental procedures and laboratory work.

How has your role progressed within the practice?

I have only been here a short time but I successfully run weight clinics with my others nurses Paige and Nancy but I would like to set up urinary clinics in the future.

How has your role changed during the pandemic?

The pandemic has changed the way we work dramatically however our main goal is to always be there for our patients regardless of the circumstances.

What single most important thing has helped you through these challenging times?

Working within such a great nursing team has been a blessing during these challenging times. As a team at Lida Vets, we always support one another and make sure we laugh every day!