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Kath Marshall RVN

Kath Marshall RVN

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Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Nickname: The Clean Queen
Joined Riverside in: 2016
Pets: 1 dog, 1 cat, 1 pony
Animal she would be: Bear

I came to Riverside in 2016 to start my veterinary nurse training. I started as a nursing assistant for several months before registering on the nursing course and went onto qualify as an RVN in 2019. Before joining Riverside I sat a L3 Animal Management course and worked at Usk College as an Animal Care Assistant and Demonstrator. I also spent some time working as a veterinary receptioinst so I have had a range of experience in animal care. I originally wanted to be a vet but I decided on veterinary nursing where I can spend more time caring for the animals.

Riverside is like a family and I love seeing the patients get better and feeling I have contributed, especially in complicated cases. I qualified enjoy keeping things organised and I now take more responsibility within the practice as a senior nurse.

I grew up in rural places but we moved around a bit. There were always animals around, especially horses and dogs. I lived in Brunei until I was 6, and I remember having a pet monkey called George who lived in the garden. I love all animals but my favourite are wolves, although if I were an animal I would describe myself as a bear - lovely and cuddly, most of the time.

In my spare time I go out walking with my dog (as long as there's a clear path), I don't like to get too adventurous. I love riding but my pony's a bit of a handful, so it gets a bit exciting at times. I love writing stories and I have had some poetry published already. In the future I would love to write about life in veterinary practice.