Hayley Walters RVN qualified as a veterinary nurse through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999.
She spent 10 years in mixed animal practice before leaving England in 2006 to work for Animals Asia in China. Animals Asia is a charity that rescues Moon bears from bile farms and after months of surgery and rehabilitation work, releases them into semi-natural enclosures. She spent 3 years working in China and occasionally Vietnam, with bears and also managed several dog rescue projects whilst there; dogs that were displaced after the Sichuan earthquake in 2008 and 149 dogs confiscated from an illegal meat trader.
In 2009 Hayley returned to the UK and small animal practice but continued to fund raise and give presentations on the work of Animals Asia and the role of the veterinary nurse in animal welfare. In 2012 she moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to take up a new position as a Welfare and Anaesthesia veterinary nurse at the teaching hospital of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Hayley splits her time between animal welfare work in the UK and overseas for the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education (JMICAWE) and assisting in anaesthesia in the purpose built small animal teaching hospital. Hayley is responsible for training veterinary students and visiting veterinarians in all aspects of animal welfare, handling, anaesthesia and pain management.
Remember you can support Hayley at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/send-a-vet-nurse-to-india