The procedures and nursing care I provide are instructed by your Veterinary Surgeon.

Medications or treatments are given according to prescription and under veterinary guidance. 

© 2015 by Carla Finzel Domiciliary Referral Veterinary Nurse



for cats, dogs and rabbits
My Services as a District Veterinary Nurse include:


Managing clinical cases and providing reports to referring veterinary surgeons and their clinical teams.

I will assess your pet and under the guidance of your vet create a home nursing plan to manage and care for their own specific needs.

My Day-to-day duties may include:

  • giving injections

  • administering medications

  • checking temperature, respiratory rate, heart rate

  • cleaning and dressing wounds

  • administering subcutaneous fluids

  • providing emotional support and practical advice to patients and their families

  • coaching owners eg. how to give your cat a pill, administer ear drops & eye medication, starting diabetic treatments.

  • mentoring pet owners who would like extra guidance on preventative healthcare & husbandry.

Running specialist clinics with report to veterinarian:

  • 12hr Home Blood Glucose Curve Monitoring  ~ using AlphaTraK , also blood glucose spot checks

  • Home Blood Pressure Monitoring ~using state of the art Doppler - Thames Medical.

  • Weight Monitoring ~using Marsden professional veterinary scales (for animals up to 25kgs)

  • Senior pet clinics inclusive of Pain Score, Blood Pressure and Urinalysis ~using Vetlab Refractometer SG & Test Strips to detect analytes in urine.


Intensive Care Visits:

Neurology, Orthopaedic, Ophthalmic, Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Wound Management, Assisted Feeding, Palliative Care...or other visits specific to the patient.

  • Post operative care nursing 

  • Assisted feeding & management:

-  stoma/oesophageal tubes

-  percutaneous gastrostomy tubes

-  gastro capsule non-balloon paediatric button

  • Bladder Expression
  • Physical Rehabilitation under Physiotherapist instructions
  • And much more.....

All services provided by a very experienced qualified and registered veterinary nurse.


  • excellent observational skills to identify potential health problems

  • professional medical record keeping

  • excellent communication and listening skills

  • tact, understanding, patience and sensitivity

  • treating each pet and owner as an individual

I care for:
  • Post operative

  • Epileptics

  • Geriatrics

  • Convalescent Pets

  • Diabetics

  • Orthopaedics

  • Palliative Care

  • Arthritic pets

  • And many more...

Legal Note to Owners: It is a requirement I carry out a 1hr consultation to ensure animals health & questionnaire are in keeping with veterinary records and standards.  If we are unsure animal is 100% I may request animal is taken to the vet for consultation at least 5 days prior to owners departure and this should give time, before owner away, to address health issues if flagged by veterinarian.   All animals must be microchipped and have had treatment for fleas, lungworm, tapeworm, ticks, etc  & have had a health assessment with a Veterinary Surgeon within 6 months, and according to life stage ~ geriatric/puppy/kitten/bunny and health condition.    

If not vaccinated a disclaimer must be signed. I care for your animal as if my own and would expect this level of professionalism from she/he who I entrust to be their guardian.