Medivet Training College has been established since 2002, specialising in teaching and delivering quality veterinary nursing training.
Here is what some of our learners say about us:
“I gained the knowledge and skills to work competently as a veterinary nurse”
“Staff are very helpful and friendly”
“Lots of different styles of learning through-out the course which applied to everyone”
“Without all of the amazing support from the MTC staff, I would never have achieved this qualification. They all do an amazing job and I’ll always be thankful!”
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Erwin Hohn - Senior Partner, Head of Marketing & Organisational Development and College Principal
I have experience in both small and large animal practice, university lecturing and have headed multidisciplinary teams in community development projects. I have worked internationally for a large multinational pharmaceutical company and as a consultant. I joined Medivet as head of marketing in 2005 and became a senior partner about one year later. I sit on committees responsible for the partnership’s strategy & planning, marketing, HR and I also serve on the operations team as well as having responsibilities for staff training and the Medivet Training College.
Vicki Hale - Head of Centre, Internal Verifier & Safeguarding Officer
I joined Medivet in November 1996. I qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2000 and as an assessor in 2002. Before that, I completed a degree in Business Studies at University of Manchester. I became head nurse at the Medivet Muswell Hill in 1998 and enjoyed working in practice for over 10 years. I then moved to the Medivet Support Centre to join the Medivet Training College. At home, I have 2 cats, a horse and a huge tropical fish tank.
Jessica Hargreaves-Walsh -Head of College and Lecturer
I first started working for Medivet as Head Nurse at the Enfield branch in 1996. I left shortly after to pursue a career in teaching. I returned in 2005 following a career break in order to raise my beautiful children Samuel, Izabel and Ted. I manage the lecturing team and lecture across all years. In addition I am an OSCE examiner. At home I have a Puggle called Reg!
Clare Rutland - Funding Manager & Internal Verifier
*Currently on maternity leave*
I started working for Medivet as a trainee veterinary nurse in January 2000, qualifying in 2003. After qualifying I was head nurse at our St Albans and Little Hadham practices, gaining my A1 assessor qualification in 2006. In 2004 I started lecturing twice a week at Pet Health Education (now Medivet Training College) gaining my CertEd in October 2008 and making the transition to the college full time in August 2010. I am also an OSCE examiner and an internal varifier. I have a little dog called Ellie, two cats called Dookie and Jesse and a big tank full of tropical fish.
Stephanie Parry - College Lecturer & Safeguarding Officer
I completed my training with MTC and began nursing in 2007 at the Medivet Denham practice. After qualifying in 2012, I took over the role of head nurse at Medivet Watford 24 Hour Hospital. I am thrilled to now be a part of the Medivet Training College. I have also achieved a certificate in emergency and critical care. I look forward to meeting all of my students and helping them to qualify!
Fiona Hussey - College Lecturer
I joined the MTC team in August 2009 as a lecturer on the veterinary nursing course for 6 months maternity cover...and I've been here ever since! I qualified as a vet from the RVC in 1995, and have worked in a variety of posts since. I currently live with my husband Rob and a slightly neurotic ginger cat called 'Lydian'.
Helen Bavister – College Lecturer
I qualified as a registered Veterinary Nurse in 2002. I have certificates in Exotic Nursing, Small Animal Dentistry and Wound Management. I also have a teaching award and am a clinical coach. Before joining Medivet, I was a branch manager at a veterinary practice in Hertfordshire. My special interests lie within student training and dentistry. At home, I have a Dalmatian, a cat, tortoises and gerbils. In my spare time, I like to relax and spend time with my children.
Kimberley Bleby – College Lecturer
I qualifed as a registered veterinary nurse from the Royal Veterinary College in 2013. Then, I stayed at the RVC for a further year to complete my BSc (hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing. Before joining Medivet, I worked as a locum at various first opinion practices and then went on to referral nursing at a veterinary centre in Derby, as a small animal medicine nurse. Within medical nursing, I particularly enjoy oncology. At home, I have one diva cat called Lola who is a Domestic Long Hair. Outside of work, I enjoy baking, running, painting and playing the guitar. I have also been involved with some projects for the RVC's electronic media department.
Victoria Nielsen - Internal Verifier, SEN Co-ordinator and E&D Officer
I started nursing in 2005 and qualified in 2009 from a veterinary hospital in Hertfordshire. I joined Medivet Risedale originally as a locum in Feb 2010 and became permanent Head Nurse in March 2010. In June 2013, I moved up to our support centre as part of the Medivet Training College team as an Internal Verifier. Additionally, I am also a Special Educational Needs Coordinator and Equality & Diversity Officer. I live in the nearby village of Kings Langley with my partner and our cat, Lister.
Kirsty Mullins - Internal Verifier
I qualified from the Medivet Training College in 2013 as a veterinary nurse. During my course I trained at Medivet East Oxford. I then became head nurse at our North Oxford practice. I really enjoyed being a clinical coach to the students in branch so when the internal verifier job became available I knew that it was an amazing opportunity for me to step up to. I love getting more involved in looking after and training new nurses. At home I have four cats called Link, Cleo, Gracie and Miia, a Jack Russell terrier called Alfie, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Lulu and three Corn Snakes called Boddington, Cava and Champagne. I enjoy baking, reading and gaming in my spare time.