24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Vets and nurses on the premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
If you need us for an urgent enquiry of an emergency just call, we answer the phone 24 hours a day (01235) 524 777. Emergencies in the night are seen at our Abingdon Veterinary Surgery. Please note we have a reduced staffing level at night so we would kindly ask that for routine enquiries and appointments you call during our main opening hours.

Abingdon Veterinary Surgery
The Vineyard,
OX14 3NR
T. (01235) 524 777
E. abingdonhospital@abivale.com

Meet Kate – one of our fabulous nurses!

Posted: 2nd May 2017

Spotlight on our nursing team for National Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month

Meet Kate – one of our fabulous nurses!

Kate completed her veterinary nursing training at Onderstepoort Veterinary University in South Africa in 2009 and has recently joined our team here at Abivale. Growing up in South Africa you can understand why her favourite animal is the giraffe. Thankfully she also loves horses and cats – as we don’t have too many giraffes in Abingdon!

Working closely with our patients is always rewarding, and sometimes their stay with us can be lengthy. It can be difficult being away from home when you aren’t feeling well- nothing beats a cuddle from your mum or dad, that’s why it is always a special moment for Kate when our patient’s eyes light up seeing their owners.

Over the years, Kate has undertaken extra training in the areas of rehabilitation and physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions and is an invaluable source of knowledge when we are treating animals with injuries to their bones or muscles. The recovery process for these injuries can be challenging and it takes a creative and patient person to convince our patients to do the exercises.

Veterinary nursing is not a glamorous job and it takes a special breed of person. Our nurses are a vital part of our team and their patience and care with our patients make a hospital stay less scary. Their passion for our patients knows no bounds and we thank all of them for their hard work and dedication.

Meet Kate – one of our fabulous nurses!

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