At Royal College Day 2019 the RCVS launched a showcase of diverse roles and experience highlighting some of the veterinary leaders of today and tomorrow – Inspiring Veterinary Leaders. Three of these leaders were amazing VNs from across the VN profession.
Their stories present an honest portrait of the true essence of leadership. Most of all they prove how the qualities that underpin good leadership – such as vision, communication and managing uncertainty – are habitually present in almost all vet professionals – and at every career stage, not merely by those who are in senior positions.
Our VN Leaders spoke candidly about their path into the leadership roles they are now in. We are enormously grateful to them for sharing their stories.
VN Leadership stories
Select any of the profile images below to watch 1-minute videos about what leadership means to each of them.
Matthew was a shy kid who was on a bad path until a creative intervention propelled him into a lifelong fascination with exotic animals, and a career as a somewhat rare species himself: a male vet nurse.
Read Matthew’s story.
Victoria knew from an early age that she wanted to live a life that was caring and compassionate, but it was only as she grew up and thrived that she began to understand that she could inspire others and shape the course of her profession as well.
Read Victoria’s story.