In-patients are kept in a comfortable environment where they are monitored and treated accordingly to the animal’s condition. The Veterinary Nurse takes into consideration the patients welfare and any medical changes, due to surgical procedures or medical conditions, and acts appropriately or informs the Veterinary Surgeon.
One of the main aims of a Veterinary Nurse in charge of in-patients is to provide an environment in which patients are subjected to minimal stress and provided with optimal care. To do this the VN has to also ensure that it is a hygienic and safe environment for each patient.
At Taylors, we have a devoted team of Veterinary Nurses and nursing assistants who have a high level of knowledge and expertise that allows them to care for our hospitalised patients as well as our surgical patients.
Each patient is housed in a kennel with comfortable bedding and heating. Cats are provided with litter trays and, for sensitive cats, there is also a box provided for them; to help them feel safe in a strange environment. In the case of dogs, they have access to our garden on their leads for regular walks and fresh air.
Some patients don’t like eating in a strange environment or with long-term patients who don’t feel like eating or don’t have much of an appetite; the Veterinary Nurse can encourage them to eat by handing feeding and spending time with them one to one.
Cats are very clean animals but if they are feeling not themselves they might not feel up to grooming, so giving them face washes, grooming, and general TLC helps them feel more relaxed and comfortable.
Here is Roy one of our frequent day patients, he comes in for weekly medicated bath and blow dry.