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Belinda Andrews-Jones

DipAVN(surgical) RVN


VN Council member, Belinda Andrews-Jones

Belinda has been working within veterinary nursing for over twenty nine 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 achieved the prestigious American Veterinary Technician Specialist qualification.

She also became a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians. She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Education and is a member of the Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Belinda is currently using her veterinary skills and knowledge to work  within 'One Health' working for NHS Dorset Healthcare University. She is employed as the Senior manager/site manager of a large vaccination site, where around 1500 Covid-19 vaccines will be administered daily.  Previously to this Belinda was employed as an Interim Nursing Manager for The Vet, based at the Southampton practice.

From November 2016 to July 2020 Belinda was employed as Director for Nursing for CVS Plc, which is a very large corporate veterinary group with practices across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Holland. Belinda was responsible for the strategic development of the whole nursing group with over 3,000 nurses.

Previous to CVS she was employed for 16 years at the Queen Mother Hospital, Royal Veterinary College as Senior Nurse of the Emergency & Critical Care Department and Clinical Educator. Previous to that Belinda gained a wide range of experiences, some of which are locuming (including in Australia), spent two years as a head nurse in a mixed practice, and as a student VN in Dorset.

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.

At home in Poole in Dorset, Belinda has a husband Phil, daughter Amelia, two cats Doug and Dave and a tortoise Hetty.

VN Council Member category

  • Appointed Veterinary Nurse: 2018 - 2024

Committee membership

  • RCVS Council
  • Veterinary Nurses Council

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Appointments to other bodies


Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

Academy of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT) - member


  • Senior Manager Covid-19.  NHS Dorset Healthcare University - from January 2021
  • The Vet - Interim Nursing Manager July 2020 - December 2020
  • Central Veterinary Services (CVS Group plc)  2016 - 2020
  • Royal Veterinary College 2001 - 2016

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • VTS (ECC) 
  • PG Dip Vet Ed 
  • FHEA
  • LCGI

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