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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Train Veterinary Nurses to be an accessible & affordable outreach veterinary care support at home for animal welfare & human wellbeing.

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I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse but I work - uniquely - as a District Veterinary Nurse, allowing pets of those with disabilities, or those who are emotionally distressed to cope or those who are in full time work so not home to nurse their animals and need assistance or those with no access to transport to visit the veterinary practice, to receive the same standard of nursing care as others. I only work under the direction of the pets veterinary surgeon to provide nursing care. Each pet is cared for through the ongoing relationship between the owner, vet and nurse

Most veterinary care is provided in the veterinary practice and owners have to manage their pets medication and treatment regimes in their home. There is no readily available outreach nursing support in the UK for those who can't.

I have been contacted by many registered veterinary nurses who want to provide a district veterinary nursing service in their own communities and make provision for people who are unable to afford or access the services of the veterinary practice following discharge.

I campaign that no owner and no patient are left helpless leaving our veterinary premises - that no animals go without receiving their needed veterinary treatments due to emotional or physical inability by an owner - no judgement, no questions asked, accessible to all - that a District Veterinary Nurse should be readily offered by vets no matter what the circumstances - so no shadow of a doubt that the animal welfare five freedoms especially freedom 3 and freedom 5 are overlooked by the veterinary profession.

I want to see the development of the District Veterinary Nursing role in the UK, through a formal training programme for Registered Veterinary Nurses with recognition from the veterinary profession and stakeholder organisations.

The impact a District Registered Veterinary Nurse could provide to local communities is invaluable and my work of 3 years testament to it - a massive impact on animal welfare and human well-being.

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  • Carla Finzel1 day ago
    Carla Finzel

    Carla Finzel

    1 day ago

    Thank you for supporting this movement to protect the animal-human bond. The role of the DVN helps to address the Equality Act 2010 by removing some of the barriers to veterinary care and treatment caused by physical, intellectual, communication, learning, sensory or mental health disability.

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  • Carla Finzel21 days ago
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    Carla Finzel

    21 days ago

    How District Veterinary Nursing is view by referring vets and their support so that it becomes recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and integrated in Schedule 3 of the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Thank you all I am humbled. Xxxx

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  • Carla Finzel1 month ago
    Carla Finzel

    Carla Finzel

    1 month ago

    Thank you so much for our 1st donation to make it possible to provide training for register veterinary nurses to become district veterinary nurses and alliviate anxiety and stress to our patients and their owners xxx

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Page last updated on: 9/22/2018 5:47 PM



  • Catriona


    Sep 13, 2018

    You're doing wonderful work protecting the pet-human bond and upholding the values of the veterinary profession! Keep it up!


  • Liz, Martin, Amos and Daisy

    Liz, Martin, Amos and Daisy

    Sep 4, 2018

    Well done Carla!


  • Sonia Mendoza

    Sonia Mendoza

    Sep 1, 2018

    Carla you do an amazing job I'm spreading the word for you hoping others in need like us will support you. Thank you.


  • Mia


    Aug 31, 2018

    Well done Carla! Really hoping you reach your goal, love Yoshi & family xx


  • Liz Nichol

    Liz Nichol

    Aug 31, 2018

    Totty really appreciates your visits, it is much less stressful than having to go the vets for her blood pressure checks 😻


  • Anonymous


    Aug 31, 2018

  • Lee and Alex

    Lee and Alex

    Aug 30, 2018

    Go Carla! :)


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