Since qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse in the Netherlands in 2006, Elvira has worked in a mixed private referral centre in the Netherlands, initially as a nurse in the small animal department but after eight months solely in the equine department. In 2012, Elvira spent five months as the ‘foal nurse’ at Rossdale and Partners in Newmarket during the foaling season which she described as an ‘incredible experience’. Following this, Elvira returned to the same referral centre in the Netherlands before starting as an Anaesthesia Technician at the Animal Health Trust in January 2013. Outside work, Elvira likes to ride her horse and catch up with her friends.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.