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Jessica Beckett

DipAVN(small animal) RVN


Jessica completed a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science in 2005, before beginning the Veterinary Nursing NVQ in 2006. Jessica qualified in 2008, completing her training at Ashfield House Veterinary Hospital in Derbyshire. Jessica completed the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. She worked at Ashfield House for 9 years, before relocating to Manchester in 2015 to join Petmedics Animal Hospital, one of the largest ECC hospitals in the UK as Head Nurse. Jessica looked after a team of approximately 50 RVNs, SVNs and Patient Care Assistants, before progressing to Practice Manager in April 2021.

Jessica lectures in surgical and ECC nursing for universities and colleges, as well as providing training for her own team. She writes peer-reviewed clinical nursing articles that have been published in nursing journals, and was a module leader for the ECC element of the CVS MiNurse Academy, an internal CPD programme.

In 2017, Jessica was a finalist in the CVS Veterinary Nurse of the Year. Outside of work, she follows ice hockey, attends music concerts and has an allotment. Jessica has eight cats.

VN Council Member category

  • Elected: 2022 - 2025

Committee membership

  • CPD Policy and Compliance sub-committee
  • Registration Committee

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Practice Manager, PetMedics Veterinary Surgeons, Manchester

Part-time lecturer for modules of the BSc(hons) Veterinary Nursing at Myerscough College

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • BSc Animal Health
  • BSc(Hons) Veterinary Nursing

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