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

MY SERVICES

 

I would like to meet you and your beloved pet to get to know you both and discuss what your pet and his or her personal requirements and nursing needs are.

 

You may need my assistance because your animal has a stable condition, but requires medication in which case you may need a professional veterinary nurse to help you.

 

You may also need my help if your animal is recovering from an operation, and the recovery plan requires monitoring throughout the day, assistance with medication, feeding and toileting. 

 

Your Veterinary Surgeon has decided your animal is fine to go home but maybe there is further need for more intensive care until he or she fully recovers and you are not happy to leave him or her alone whilst you are at work or busy with other commitments.

 

You may want your animal to have the medications or health checks carried out in the comfort and stress free environment of your home.

 

Whatever your needs or circumstances are, I will work with your Veterinary Surgeon's plan and you.  I will tailor prices specifically to you and your animal's treatments after the initial consultation.  I will ensure you feel fully supported, understood and that your animal is getting the best care possible that you can provide him or her with.

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.

Exercising:

  • 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

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