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Sam Grinnol RVN

Sam Grinnol

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Job Title: Veterinary Nurse
Joined Riverside in: 2018
Pets: 2 dogs 1 cat
Animal she would be: Horse

I started at Riverside in 2018 when I thought I would like to work with animals but I had no previous experience so I didn't really know what it would be like. I found that I really enjoyed the job and I was given the chance to completed my level 2 Veterinary Nurse Assistant course. After that I was able to move on to join the veterinary nursing course and I was so proud to become a qualified RVN in 2023.

My work mainly started as keeping the animals clean and comfortable, feeding, them and taking them outside. The more training I did the more tasks I was able to get involved in which was really exciting. Now that I'm a qualified Veterinary Nursing I take a full role in all aspects of patient care. I am particularly interested in diagnostic imaging and am hoping to develop my skills in ultrasonography. I also enjoy surgical nursing and would like to progress in this area as well.

It was nice to get this job as I grew up in this area and we have always had dogs which we bought to Riverside. I now have a dog of my own, a dalmation called Hugo who keeps me busy getting him plenty of exercise which is great as in my spare time I enjoy keeping fit and going to the gym. I also like socialising and I love to get out and spend time with my friends.