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Mrs Carly Kilby

Carly Kilby, VN Council 2021 election candidate RVN

Candidate 9 of 14

Proposers: Kim Rathbone, Laura Rowbotham

Contact details

Alexandra Vets, 20–24 Alexandra Road, Clevedon, BS21 7QH

M 07793820915


Candidate biography

I qualified in 2006 after completing a 4year HND in Veterinary Nursing and Business and Facilities Management at Bicton College. My training practice was a large and small animal mixed practice, with alot of exciting out of hours work ranging from GDVs to sheep and cow caesareans. Once I qualified, I spent a few months in Thailand and India, travelling and working for animal charities.

Throughout my nursing career I have achieved a certificate in anaesthesia (NCert Anaesth) and certificate in feline friendly nursing (ISFM NCert FN) and I’m currently working towards a certificate in surgical nursing (NCert Sugery). I have worked in first opinion practice, neurology referral and I’m currently an orthopaedic referral locum.

I’m also a BVNA regional representative for the South West, providing online CPD and volunteering where needed to provide further career development for BVNA members.

I’m married with two children, two dogs and two cats. I like to run, read crime thrillers and watch action/adventure films...and hoover...according to my children.

Candidate statement

I always try to help practices develop and progress with my experience, actions and opinions. I have always worked closely with team members to make productive, progressive changes to practice protocols, patient care and even the layout of the staff room. It’s these small, positive changes that can make a whole team feel more confident in themselves which, in turn, creates a stable atmosphere to work in. My contact with students has always had positive outcomes and I enjoy watching these students use their new found knowledge in practice.

I have noticed how my input can help produce a happier team at practice level, and I have noticed how changes in schedule three nursing has created a more confident and competent standard of veterinary nurse nationwide.

I hope to bring 16 years of qualified experience, with 20 years of total experience, to the VN Council. I have seen the industry change and I would like to be apart of any positive future change, raising expectations and capabilities.