Lucy Searle, RVN
I have always wanted a career with animals and graduated as a veterinary nurse in February 2017. I have worked at both small animal and mixed practices and enjoy all aspects of the job; especially nursing clinics, inpatient care and surgery and anaesthesia.
I moved out last year and now live in a lovely flat in High Wycombe which I share with my boyfriend and a very small Netherland dwarf bunny with a big attitude called Pepper. She loves running around the living room, jumping on the sofa and having her nose stroked. I particularly enjoy seeing rabbits and guinea pigs at the vets as I like running clinics where owners can get advice about health, diet and husbandry.
I am also a fosterer for the RSPCA and have looked after several litters of kittens which I have hand reared and nursed back to health before they can find their forever homes. I find this very rewarding and love seeing them grow and develop their individual personalities.
As a nurse I strive to make each patient that comes into us as comfortable and happy as possible whether that means providing some extra cuddles and TLC or giving a nervous cat a box to hide in. I find nursing very rewarding and feel that I make a difference to both the animals and people who visit Cherry Tree.