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Stuart Bobby Miller

RVN

Candidate 2 of 3

Proposers: Julie Louise Merrell, Sophie Louise Dennis

Contact details

Dunnett, Culver Street, Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JE

M 07728 834436
E [email protected]

Candidate biography

Stuart Miller, 2024 VN Council election candidate Working with animals has been my dream from a young age; I finally achieved this dream in my late twenties following a career in sales and business development which took me all over the world. My first animal care role came working with Adam Henson's'  incredible team at a farm here in the Cotswolds; from there I trained as an ANA at a first opinion practice in Gloucestershire before gaining a role as an SVN at Chaseview Vets, a busy mixed first opinion practice in Herefordshire – it is during my time here that I gained my RVN Diploma.

After having my son, in order to optimise my work life balance, I decided to split my time between Locum Nursing and working as a sales representative for Inuvet UK. However, I maintain a strong passion for nursing and when he is older, it is my intention to return to this full time and further my career in complex clinical care.

Outside of work I keep chickens, fish a cat and I am determined to get another dog having lost my beloved Tibetan Terrier 18 months ago. I have a Pokemon card obsession and enjoy travelling the world to music festivals.

Candidate statement 

I’m standing for the VN council to further broaden my horizons within this incredible profession, and gain a deeper insight in the Veterinary Nursing community by working with other dedicated nurses committed to advancing the field of veterinary nursing.

Having previously worked in Business Development, I have a strong skillset of leadership, communication and negotiation. I would love to use my communication skills to help further empower nurses to find their confidence and voice in practice. The role of an RVN is such a varied and dynamic role with endless opportunities, and I believe all RVNs should feel confident in the scope of their abilities and the opportunities this gives them to further their career or get more out of their work life.

I have a keen passion for sustainability and helping showcase what everyone can do in practice to work towards a greener profession, a problem faced not just by the veterinary industry but by the wider medical profession as a whole. A sustainability commitment not only benefits the environment but also ensures a responsible veterinary healthcare system.

Personal experience has also impacted how strongly I advocate the importance of peoples'  mental health and wellbeing. It is important to acknowledge the demanding nature of the veterinary profession both physically and mentally and I am keen to support comprehensive mental health support programmes, stress management and resources to help RVNS and SVNS cope with the emotional challenges inherent in the profession.

Whilst I've not had previous council experience; everyone has to start somewhere and what better place to start than within a profession I feel so passionate about.