Name: Debbie Jones
Position: Registered Veterinary Nurse
Location: easipetcare Streatham
What is your favourite animal?
A whale (I wanted to say a dragon, but apparently they’re mythical!)
At what age did you decide to work in the animal industry?
I’ve always been interested in animals, but at 18 I wanted to be a human nurse, however missed the deadline for the intake that year. As I needed a job my dad found one being a veterinary nurse and that was that.
Do you have any pets of your own?
Sadly not as I live in rented accommodation.
What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve had with a client?
I’ve had lots, many involving unexpected passing of urine … (not mine!) But soon after starting at easipetcare I was searching for aprons and couldn’t find any so I fashioned one out of a bin bag along with the styling help of Tony our Head Vet.
What is your favourite thing about working for easipetcare?
The team are great and we have some lovely clients at this practice!
If you had a different career what would it be?
A human nurse.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to a pet owner or client?
Keep on top of flea and worming. Also keep an eye on your pets weight as this will prevent a lot of diseases and illnesses later on. I would always encourage owners to come to my free nurse weight clinics if they are worried about their pet’s weight.
Do you or have you done any additional volunteer work with animals outside of work?
I used to help man a stand at fun sports days offering nurse checks and pet advice.
What kind of animal do you think you are most like and why?
The dearly departed Grumpy Cat. I may look grumpy but really I’m lovely and cuddly. 🙂
Anything else that we should know?
I’m and avid marine conservationist.
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