A pair of Black Country vet nurses are celebrating earning a prestigious qualification after exam success.

Esther Morse-Brown and Laura Husband from Linnaeus-owned Black Vets in Dudley passed their exams at the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies.

They have hence secured the prestigious Veterinary Nurse in Medical Nursing status.



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Having worked at the vets for several years, Ms Morse-Brown started her journey in 2015 as a kennel assistant, later becoming a patient care assistant, then a student veterinary nurse before she was registered as a veterinary nurse.

She said: "I quickly discovered my love for medicine and enrolled in the certificate shortly after my graduation.

"The course was both equally challenging and fascinating.

"It felt very intense, considering I was newly qualified, but I took the opportunity to grow my confidence and knowledge in a subject I'm passionate about.

“Thankfully, all my colleagues were extremely supportive, and we have multiple vets and nurses with a keen interest in medicine so there was always someone to answer my questions."

Ms Husband has been at the vets since she joined as a student veterinary nurse in 2007, becoming a registered veterinary nurse in 2010.

She said: "I really enjoyed the course modules and increasing my knowledge in this area.

"I love anything medicine-related and I am so pleased I completed it.

"I work part-time alongside being a mum to twins, so life has been very busy, especially with completing my study for my certificate.

"All my colleagues have been very supportive and helpful, especially medicine vet Gemma and lead nurse, Liz."

Group nursing manager at the vets, Kate Slack, said: "This is a fantastic achievement by Esther and Laura and we’re incredibly proud that they are part of the Blacks Vets family."

For more information on Blacks Vets, visit https://www.blacksvets.co.uk.