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Elizabeth Cox



Liz CoxLiz is a registered veterinary nurse and is employed by Independent Vetcare as Group Nursing Advisor.

Since qualifying in 1991, Liz has gained a wide range of experience of veterinary nursing roles from single-handed practices to large veterinary hospitals, working for both private and corporate veterinary surgeries, and as a locum for Bristol University.

Whilst enjoying all aspects of the nursing role, her main interest within practice is with VN training, mentoring and supporting all staff. Liz is an experienced clinical coach and has been an RCVS nursing examiner since 2000. She is passionate about the veterinary nursing profession, and its future. She has co-chaired the RCVS/BVNA VN Futures project and welcomes the change and challenges that are ahead for VNs. 

Since joining VN Council in 2011, Liz has worked on numerous working parties and sat on the Standards Committee and Practice Standards Group. She was Chair of VN Council from 2015 to 2018. 

VN Council Member category

  • Elected: 2011 - 2022

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council

Declaration of interests


Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College, C No 07872725 (Director)

Relevant financial interests, eg shareholdings, bonds and derivatives

IVC Acquisition Topco Limited



Appointments to other bodies

  • Hartpury College, University of the West of England - Ad hoc OSCE examiner
  • City and Guilds organisation - Ad hoc OSCE examiner
  • University of Bristol - Interview panel member for BSc VN programme
  • Involvement with Street Vet charity - Bristol

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations

  • British Veterinary Nursing Association
  • British Small Animal Veterinary Association


  • Independent VetCare - Bath (Current)
  • Vets 4 Pets - Weston Super Mare
  • University of Bristol - Langford
  • R J Crane - Exeter
  • Corner House Surgery - Exmouth
  • The Veterinary Hospital - Plymouth

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

Cert SAN

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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