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Mrs Tania Yelland

Tania Yelland, VN Council 2021 election candidate RVN

Candidate 14 of 14

Proposers: Rebecca Bevan, Helen Clark-Galashan

Contact details

High Grove, Courtenay Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 1HP

M 07842 667397

E tyelland@petsathome.co.uk

Candidate biography

I started my Nursing journey in 1996 in a busy mixed practice in Glastonbury, I completed my qualification at Bristol Veterinary school and shortly after I took up a position as surgical Veterinary Nurse there. After 4 years I moved to Davies Veterinary Specialists in Hitchin where I undertook a role as a rotating nurse dealing with multidiscipline nursing duties. I then moved back to the South West where I took on a role as Head Nurse for Mixed, First Opinion and Referral practices. I then moved into teaching at Bicton College lecturing in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Management for 12 years as well as speaking at BSAVA and BVNA. From here I spent a short time as a Project trainer before taking up a role as Learning Academy Clinical lead for the Pets at Home Group. I am a keen sportsperson participating in Netball and swimming as well as assisting with my children’s sports clubs, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 children walking our dog and having cosy film nights with the cats. My daughter and I regularly horse ride and I love being outdoors in the beautiful area that I live in.

Candidate statement

Growing up I was always around animals, from having my own pets to helping out at local Veterinary Surgeries and riding stables, this instilled in me a passion and understanding for animals and has led me to have a long and happy career as a Veterinary Nurse, across many areas from small animal, referral, management and education. I am proud to say I am a Veterinary Nurse, I am proud to be able to provide the best care possible and I am proud to be able to impart my knowledge onto other colleagues and see a fire light up in student nurses just starting within this profession. This doesn’t mean that everything has been rosy for me just the same as for all VNs, there have been hard times, feelings of being an imposter and being frustrated with constraints of practice life. All of these things have lead me to want to become a council member, to be able to add a voice and share my own experiences and knowledge with a wider audience. My main passion is in education which has formed a large part of my career. It has enabled me to broaden and develop my own skills as an educator and VN as well as helping others do the same. I would love to become a part of the VN council to help spread the word of how important Veterinary Nurses are and how through change of schedule 3 guidelines and having access to affordable interesting CPD can relight the passion in all of us and raise the standards and responsibilities that we all want to have. I have been given so much from this profession and the amazing people that are within in I feel it’s my time to give back.

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