karen pic Karen Hibell RVN qualified as a veterinary nurse through the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1994. 21 years of experience within the profession, ranging from large and small animal general practice to referral work, Karen has held a number of positions that include head nurse, senior orthopaedic theatre nurse and locum surgical nurse within referral environments to Curriculum Area Manager for Veterinary nursing within a FE college in England. Moving into teaching in 2001, Karen has taught and mentored students across a range of programmes and levels from Level one Animal Care through to Higher National Diploma, and veterinary nursing from veterinary care assistants to BSc (Hons) Veterinary nursing. Clinical interests include radiography, surgical nursing; particularly orthopaedic & spinal care, wound management and a newly found interest in cardiology. Originally from Edinburgh, after 17 years in Staffordshire, and a visit to Western Australia to assist for a short time with canine rehabilitation and hydrotherapy through a private referral service. Karen returned to Scotland in 2009 as Centre Manger for The College of Animal Welfare to continue her teaching and mentoring role with the aim of improving animal welfare though education. Remember you can support Karen and the team at www.crowdfunder.co.uk/send-a-vet-nurse-to-india  

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