Patricia Chaves

Veterinary Nurse

I have always loved animals since I was a little kid. 

In 2009 I had the opportunity of becoming a Zookeeper at Linton zoo where I worked for 3 years. It was nice to work with exotic species and to learn more about those animals.  

Then in 2012, I moved from the animal industry to become a carerBeing a carer made me think of becoming a nurse, but after a lot of thinking, I decided that if I was going to be a nurse, I would prefer to be an animal nurse since as this was my passion since I was a little girl. 

In 2015 I got a job as an animal nursing assistant at the Animal Health Trust. There my dream came true, I learnt so much more about animals and their illnesses. In November 2017, I adopted a border collie with a neurological condition from Animal Health Trust, he is definitely my best friend, though he is very cheeky and he is very proud of it. Looking after Mikey has made even more clear to me that, I was going in the right direction for my career. Then in 2018 I become a student veterinary nurse at the Animal Health Trust and finished my studies at Mulberry vets in Sudbury. 

Now I am so pleased and excited to say I am a RVN. I am happy to be working at Village Vet. This is my true passion and there aren’t enough words to express how satisfying this job is. The amount of care and love we give to each individual patient to make them feel better. Then once they have recovered to see them going back home, it is a wonderful feeling.  

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