Loving lifelong learning
Welcome everybody to the September issue of The Veterinary Nurse—it gives me great pleasure to write this piece as I return to the editorial board as Consultant Editor. This month also sees me embark on another major change as I make a return to studying, starting a MSc in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. For me continued learning is vitally important. The more I learn, the better I become as a nurse, and this reflects on my ability to care for my patients. Nurses are vital in the outcome of the cases that we see, and anaesthesia is one of the areas that I focus on within my clinic. As we improve our skills set through education and experience, our knowledge base and close attention to detail allows us as veterinary professionals to become increasingly respected and trusted members of the clinical team. Within my hospital our nurses' views on patients' treatment plans are acknowledged as being vitally important, as they are the ones who spend the majority of the time with the patients and notice the subtle changes in their clinical signs, in their behaviour and in their response to treatment.
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