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Mr Daniel James Hogan

Daniel Hogan, VN Council 2021 election candidate RVN

Candidate 7 of 14

Proposers: Nicola Barrigan, Emma Moss

Contact details 

Southfields Veterinary Specialists, 1 Bramston Way, Laindon, Essex, SS15 6TP



Candidate biography

Commencing into the veterinary sector through volunteering and work-experience, I secured a weekend position with Medivet. I then initiated my training as a veterinary nurse and registered with the RCVS; a life-time ambition fulfilled.

Following this, I began my employment for the Wanstead Hospital as Head Nurse, where I enhanced my nursing, developed a passion for people and supported a team to deliver exceptional care. Subsequently, I worked for the Village Vet as a Regional/Hospital Manager which boosted my passion and commitment to supporting my colleagues in the profession.

Joining Dick White Referrals as their Operations Manager and Academy Principal. A personal and professional success to contribute to the next generation of veterinary nurses, working with some exceptional teams to deliver specialist care.

I now worked for the Linnaeus Group at Southfields Veterinary Specialists as Hospital Director, which has grown our specialists’ team and through the support of Linnaeus will be moving to a new state-of-the-art purpose-built referral centre.

Outside of work I enjoy time with my family and multiple pets. I spend time with my friends, at the gym and play the drums. I have spent the last 12 months as a parent Governor for my children’s school.

Candidate statement 

Having worked in the profession for more than 20 years, I want to use my experience and passion to support and implement sustained change whilst delivering the RCVS strategic plan for 2020-2024. Having worked with some exceptional colleagues on both the Vet Futures and Vet Nurse Futures initial working groups, I remain inspired by those outcomes and see this as an opportunity to directly influence and build on those outcomes by 2024 and beyond.

Through the pandemic the profession has continued to demonstrate compassion towards owners and their patients. Through this compassion the profession has been able to solidify confidence to the wider public. We now have an opportunity to further enhance this confidence through clarity around roles, recognition and responsibility.

The continued advancement of the profession is paramount and will continue by empowering colleagues to develop innovative, measurable and deliverable qualifications in all areas that will recognise expertise and benefit patient outcomes and welfare. This collaborative approach should be simple and delivered within an agreed timeframe.

In an ever-evolving environment, there will be a need for reactive and longer-term strategies to deliver for the profession. A flexible but driven approach will be required, seeking guidance and expertise outside of our profession, to ensure we continue to maximise our potential and prepare for the challenges ahead. This multifaceted approach will build on existing partnerships and foster new relationships in a wider range of professions from around the world.

The above must be under-pinned through engagement with the wider public to ensure transparency, accountability and knowledge of the roles and responsibilities performed to care for animals. Through this engagement we will enhance our status in the public domain, protect our title and attract more people to our fantastic profession.

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