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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.

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.

VN Council Member category

  • Appointed Veterinary Nurse: 2018 - 2024 

Committee membership

  • RCVS Council
  • Veterinary Nurses Council (Chair)
  • Advancement of the Professions Committee
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • VN Futures Project Board
  • Practice Standards Group


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Appointments to other bodies


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) June 22 - August 2023
  • 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 
  • FCMI
  • CMr
  • FHEA
  • LCGI

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