October 11 is Vet Nurse Day, a special day to acknowledge the important and valuable role vet nurses play within the veterinary medical team!
Vets Beyond Borders thanks all our veterinary nurse volunteers who assist volunteer veterinarians and local staff on our international projects, helping to save animal lives!
Vet nurses assist with restraining and treating animals, cleaning and re-dressing wounds, administering medications, setting up ORs for the day’s surgeries, including at field camps, packing kits and much more.
Some visit local schools to help educate children about animal safety or spend quiet time entering data on a computer database. Every day they work to make each patient as comfortable, pain free and happy as possible. Sometimes, this means sitting with the animals and spending time giving love.
We are grateful and send our love to vet nurses not just today but every day!