‘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.


Matthew Garland
Guest Lecturer


Kay Irvine
VPAC Marker


Sarah Perkins
Sarah Perkins
Functional Skills and ALN Tutor

I qualified as a primary school teacher in 1996 and have taught all ages from Year 1 to Year 11 in a school setting. Seven years ago I decided to leave mainstream education and set up as a 1-to-1 tutor. I am now a Level 7 SpLD teacher and assessor able to offer personalised tuition and full diagnostic assessments for additional learning needs as well as functional skills tuition and support.

Claire Fraser
Claire Fraser
Internal Quality Assurer

Claire started her veterinary nurse training in 1987 at a mixed practice in Lincoln, and qualified in 1990 (BCA college). She has worked in mixed and small animal practices, and was a VN lecturer at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) and Warwickshire College. She was also lucky enough to live and work in Guernsey for over 3 years.

Claire achieved her IQA qualification in 2004, and has worked full time as an IQA for the past 16 years. She is also an examiner for the national VN OSCE examinations, and was the BVNA President in 2007/08 and 2011/12.

In her spare time she enjoys relaxing with her cat Betsy, taking part in Amateur Dramatics, and Latin/Ballroom dancing. She is also half-way through studying for her BA in Art History and Classical Studies.


Jacqui Bolt
Jacqui Bolt

Jacqui has over 19 years experience working in the Education, Equine and Veterinary Nursing sector. Outside of work Jacqui is often judging or competing at dressage.
Education & Skills Funding
Apprenticeships
British Veterinary Nursing Association
Royal Collge Veterinary Standards
Cyber Essentials
Lantra Awards
Central Qualifications
City & Guilds
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