‘To provide excellence In Veterinary nurse training that surpasses expectations’

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.

“Our Mission”

‘To deliver outstanding veterinary nursing education and training that inspires our learners to reach their personal and career aspirations with integrity and ethos. To highly value each individual, encourage independence and support, promote innovation and personal development.’


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 Bugh
Lisa Bugh
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.

Carol Moore
Carol Moore
Internal Quality Assurer and Administrator
RVN

Carol has over 11 years of veterinary experience and since gaining her Registered Veterinary Nurse diploma in 2012 has continued her development. She is a qualified Pet Health Counsellor and trained as an Oral Care Nurse. She is also an experienced Clinical Coach and has assisted many veterinary nursing students with their training and development. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family; her husband, and Belle her new Labrador puppy. Along with her husband they have a collection of assorted military vehicles which they take to events raising funds for Blind Veterans UK.

Nikki Phillips
Nikki Phillips
Internal Quality Assurer and Lecturer
RVN IQA CTLLS

Nikki has been in veterinary nursing since the early 2000s and has fulfilled many roles within this time. Nikki has been a clinical coach since 2007 and enjoys supporting the students. She has worked in many practices but has spent the last 10+ years working at Lynwood. She has rejoined us to verify the NPL/CSL, carry out practice visits and assist in lecturing. Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters, reading and knitting.

Emma Thornton
Emma Thornton

Emma has worked in the education and training environment for over 5yrs and is a University approved lecturer. Previously Emma managed community services for the local authority and holds a CMI Level 5 certificate in Leadership and Management. Emma has joined the school as Data Manager and is responsible for overseeing the school’s data.

When not at work, Emma enjoys spending time with her family and also training and competing in dog agility with her Border Collie Bella.


Michelle Richmond
Michelle Richmond
Lecturer
DipAVN (Medical) DipAVN (Surgical) CertVN ECC RVN

Michelle qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 1995 in a true James Herriot mixed practice in Suffolk. She is one of the first veterinary nurses to have gained both RCVS Advanced Nursing Diplomas, in surgery and medicine. Michelle has also gained the Veterinary Nursing Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care.

Michelle has considerable experience working in both first opinion and referral practices across the UK working in a variety of roles, from head nurse to clinical director.

Michelle has been awarded many literary awards for various veterinary nursing publications and became the first veterinary nurse to be awarded a RCVS travel scholarship, allowing her to follow her professional dream to travel to America, working in Tuft School of Veterinary Medicine and Angel Memorial Hospital in Boston specialising in emergency and critical nursing.

Michelle has a passion for dog training, spending weekends travelling around the UK competing in obedience with her three Border Collies.


Matthew Garland
Guest Lecturer


Kay Irvine
VPAC Marker

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