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Belinda Andrews-Jones

DipAVN(surgical) RVN


Belinda Andrews-Jones RVN

Belinda has been working within veterinary nursing for over thirty years. She has many qualifications in veterinary nursing under her belt. She obtained the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004, then in 2006 she was the first person in England to achieve the prestigious American Veterinary Technician Specialist qualification. She also became a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Education, She is a member of the Fellow of Higher Education Academy. She also holds qualification is leadership and management from the CMI and ILM.

Belinda has worked in a broad range of veterinary environments, from first opinion practice, referral hospital, emergency and critical care, teaching within a university, veterinary business consultancy, and leadership of large nursing teams.

Belinda has also worked in the human sector, setting up and running a mass Covid vaccine centre, where she gained valuable insights into a comparable profession.

Belinda is an author of two book chapters in the BSAVA Manual of Advanced Veterinary Nursing and the BSAVA Manual of Practical Veterinary Nursing. She is also a well-renowned national and international speaker on veterinary nursing. 

Belinda chaired the Trailblazer committee for the end point assessment aspect of the SVN apprenticeship. This was successful and is now implemented. She has also been an active member of the VN Futures project since 2017 with the Career progression working group.

RCVS Council Member category

  • Appointed Veterinary Nurses Council member: 2020 - 2024

Committee membership

  • Advancement of the Professions Committee
  • Veterinary Nurse Council
  • Nominations Committee
  • VN Future Project Board 
  • Hardwick Street Refurbishment Group
  • Practice Standards Group

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Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT) - member

Institute of Regulation - member

Chartered Management Institute - Member

Institute of Leadership and Management - Member


  • Head of Veterinary Nursing Operations, Eve Animal Care Ltd: January 2024 - present
  • Business VetDynamics (Veterinary practice development coach) 06/22 onwards
  • Freelance veterinary sector specialist - NOCN group: from April 2022
  • Senior Manager Covid-19, NHS Dorset Healthcare University: January 2021 - March 2022
  • Interim Nursing Manager, The Vet: July 2020 - December 2020
  • CVS Group plc - Director of Nursing: 2016 - 2020
  • Senior ECC nurse and Clinical Educator - Royal Veterinary College: 2001 - 2016

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • VTS (ECC) 
  • PG Dip Vet Ed 
  • FHEA
  • LCGI

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