Michelle has been at the AHT for 12 years, previously being a human nurse at Addenbrooke's Hospital on the infectious disease ward for many years. She started as an Animal Nursing Assistant and then proceeded to carry out and complete her nurse training and become a qualified nurse in 2008. She's also became a clinical coach in 2012.
Michelle has a strong work ethic and always thinks of the animals and their welfare as a priority. She always treats an animal like they are her own.
Michelle was a ward shift nurse since qualifying and have enjoyed all of what she carried out. She particularly took an interest in surgery and neurology and enjoyed nursing the variety of cases and intensive care cases. Due to the years of experience and knowledge Michelle has gained over the years she's been able to share that with the student nurses and junior staff.
Recently, Michelle has taken the position of Surgery Day Nurse, working with the ward shift nurses looking after and advising the nurses with the care planned and given to soft tissue and orthopaedic patients. She also assists the surgeons with a variety of tasks including writing articles and helping with research projects.
Michelle has 1 tortoise Bailey, 1 rabbit called Sidney and 2 dogs Milo & Jeffrey.
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.