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Mrs Helen Russell RVN


Helen Russell RVN, Disciplinary Committee member

Helen has been in the veterinary profession since 1998 and she became an RVN in 2004. Over the years, she has worked in many veterinary practices ranging from referral to emergency and critical care. She also had the opportunity to work for an exotics hospital in Dubai, working with falcons, parrots, reptiles, lions and cheetahs. 

Helen achieved her City and Guilds Certificate in Veterinary Nursing Emergency and Critical Care in 2015. 

In 2016, she was awarded the title of Petplan Veterinary Nurse of the Year, which she was extremely honored to have received. 

Helen became a Joint Venture Partner and senior registered veterinary nurse at Vets4Pets Byfleet in March, 2016. 

For two years, she was a co-editor for the VN Times and she wrote, and had published, four articles. 

Helen is immensely proud of the VN profession and how far it has come since 1998 and she enjoys seeing other nurses making the most out of their qualifications and becoming the nurses they trained to be. 

She is involved in many committees within Vets4Pets, but externally, she was also involved with VN Futures (an initiative between the RCVS and BVNA).

Committee membership

  • RVN Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of interests


  • Vets4Pets Byfleet - Joint Venture Partner and Director 


  • Vets4Pets Byfleet - Joint Venture Partner and Director 



Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or

allied organisations

  • BSAVA - Member
  • BVA - Member


  • 2016 to present: Joint Venture Partner and Lead Veterinary Nurse at Vets4Pets, Byfleet
  • 2014 - 2016: Veterinary Nurse to Head Veterinary Nurse at Vets4Pets, Woking
  • June - September 2014: Senior Nurse Manager at Vets Now, Portsmouth
  • 2010 - 2014: Locum Weekend Nurse to a Full-Time Night Nurse at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists 
  • 2011 - 2013: Deputy Head Nurse at Alver Veterinary Group
  • 2009 - 2010: Exotics Veterinary Nurse at Nad Al Shiba Veterinary Hospital, Dubai 
  • 1998 - 2008 - various veterinary practices 

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • CertVNECC 

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


Other relevant information