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Holly Witchell

DipAVN (small animal) RVN


Holly Witchell

Holly started her veterinary nurse training at a small animal practice in Staffordshire in 2004 and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2008 from Bottle Green Training LTD. Post qualifying, Holly went on to work in a busy tier 3 veterinary hospital for 2 years and then left to volunteer at Tasikoki Wildlife Centre in Indonesia for 2 months.

Holly joined Langford Vets in 2011, where she began her role as a night nurse and went on to work within the ICU. In 2013 she gained her certificate in emergency and critical care (CertVNECC) and stepped into the head ICU nurse role at Langford vets. Holly achieved the veterinary technician specialist status in emergency and critical care (VTS(ECC)) in 2015 and in 2021 was awarded the diploma in advanced veterinary nursing (DipAVN) from Harper Adams University. Holly stepped down as head ICU nurse in 2020 to enjoy a more clinical role within the ICU team.

VN Council Member category

  • Elected: 2022 - 2025

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council
  • Practice Standards Group
  • CPD Policy and Compliance Subcommittee 




Declaration of interests



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Appointments to other bodies

  • Member of The Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN). AVECCTN is part of The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). I serve on the recertification committee for AVECCTN, members who have submitted to recertify their Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) status in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC).

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Langford Vets from March 2011- present
  • Straiton and Partners LTD Veterinary Hospital 2008-2010
  • Grange Hill Vets 2004-2008

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • CertVNECC

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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