Kirsty Padden-Barr RVN D32/33

Head Nurse

Originally from Nottinghamshire Kirsty trained at a small animal practice and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001. In 2002 she moved to a larger practice providing a variety of nursing clinics. Here she passed her D32/33 Assessor exams and began teaching and assessing student Veterinary Nurses. She then began working as an Emergency VN for Vets Now Ltd based at the PDSA centre in Nottingham caring for critical patients. In 2003 Kirsty met her future husband Rob and moved to Somerset with her piebald horse ‘Badger’, working at a mixed practice as their Head nurse and student assessor.

Kirsty began working for the practice in October 2007, her main interests being student training, wound management, dental surgery (especially dental radiography), minor surgery, raising money for Greyhound charities, and looking after our website and facebook pages! Kirsty has recently completed her BVNA/Lantra certificate in Wound Management.

In her spare time Kirsty enjoys walking her whippet ‘Mac Taylor’, reading, travelling, Formula1, listening to music and attending concerts/theatre productions.