Staff 

All members of staff at Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing are committed to providing both students and affiliated practices with a high standard of tuition and support. Every member of staff has achieved qualifications in both the veterinary field and education.


Val Belbin
Val Belbin
Joint Head of School & Lecturer
RVN Cert Ed D32/D33/D34

Val is joint head of Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing and coordinator for all the veterinary nursing programmes. Following 10 years as a veterinary nurse she taught at Berkshire College of Agriculture before moving to Lynwood Veterinary Group. Val is currently responsible for teaching the Animal Nursing Assistants Course and both theoretical and practical areas of the level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma.

Lisa Mulcock
Lisa Mulcock
Joint Head of School & Lecturer
RVN Cert Ed D32/D33/D34

Lisa is joint head of Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing and is an experienced veterinary nurse. She has been in the profession for over twenty years holding the position of both head nurse and assessor in practice. In 2001 Lisa joined Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing and is involved in both the theoretical delivery of the veterinary nursing diploma as a lecturer and practical support of the course in her role as internal verifier and head of the primary centre. Lisa is also responsible for marketing and promotion of the Veterinary Practice Administration Certificate and in addition is the tutor of this course.

Vicky Ballard
Vicky Ballard
Lecturer & Internal Quality Assurer
RVN

Vicky joined Lynwood School of Veterinary Nursing in 2016 after spending several years working at busy veterinary practices in Bournemouth and Poole. After qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse, Vicky undertook her clinical coach training to support trainee nurses and a teaching qualification in order to gain experience before joining the school. Vicky will primarily be teaching anaesthesia and theatre practice as well as quality assuring and supporting students with their Nursing Progress Logs. When not at work, Vicky enjoys movie nights, reading, spending time with her friends and naughty rescue cat Dexter as well as Rory, the newest recruit in her family a Jack Russell x Cavalier. Vicky also likes indulging in her guilty pleasures... terrible American TV shows and listening to Taylor Swift!

Denise  Chambers
Denise Chambers
Internal Quality Assurer & administrator
RVN, D32/33, Cert. Ed.

Denise is a qualified RVN with many years experience both in a practice and college setting as both an assessor, clinical coach and lecturer. Denise’s role with us will involve verifying the NPL, carrying out visits to training practices and administration linked to the new funding regulations. She has recently moved to sunny Dorset with her husband and young daughter.
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