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Simon Williams



Simon WilliamsSimon started his Veterinary Nursing career at in the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 2010 as a Veterinary Technician. He began at the Veterinary Hospital at the Defence Animal Training Regiment, a busy mixed and equine and canine vet practice, where he gained much of his early experience.

2013 saw Simon deployed to Afghanistan where alongside the Veterinary Officer, he held responsibility for circa. 120 Military Working Dogs and some farm animals. This period laid the foundation for his skills and knowledge of emergency and trauma care. He returned later that year and spent time as understudy to the Hospital Manager wherein he gained much managerial experience in a clinical setting. He also spent a great deal of time preparing Military Working Dogs for international travel. In 2014 he moved to London to pursue his interest in equine nursing and welfare at the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Simon left the cavalry in 2017 to attend the College of Animal Welfare where he was qualified as an RVN in 2019. Since then, he was held various managerial positions within the military veterinary sphere and specialised in equipment and infrastructure management and animal welfare governance. As British Army Sergeant, his role is incredibly varied and of wide scope, so naturally his skillset is also broad and multifocal.

Simon completed the Vets Now Cert VN ECC in 2022. Having thrown himself back into clinical work wherever possible. And has also completed several qualifications in leadership and management.

VN Council Member category

  • Elected 2023 - 2026

Committee membership

  • Veterinary Nurses Council
  • Diversity and Inclusion group

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British Veterinary Nursing Association - member


Currently a Sergeant serving in the British Army as a Veterinary Nurse.  Joined in 2006 and expected to leave in 2031.

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

Level 4 Certificate in Leadership 

Level 3 Diploma in Leadership and Management (CMI) 

Level 3 Apprenticeship in Equine Management

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