Carmel Vets, Fallings Park 01902 731127
Carmel Vets, Penn Fields 01902 342775

Laura Watson

Clinical Lead Nurse

Laura Watson
Laura Watson RVN ISFM AdvCertFB Clinical Lead Nurse

"Animals are my world."

Previous Experience

  • Grew up on a working farm with horses, chickens, cows, dogs, cats and rabbits.
  • ​2 years volunteering at a small animal veterinary practice.
  • Worked in a dog groomers for four years.
  • 5 years veterinary nursing at a Wolverhampton small animal practice.
  • Qualified in 2018.
  • Rescuing and rehabilitating injured and ill cats and kittens.

Specialism

  • Gained a Distinction in the International Society of Feline Medicines Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour.
  • Working towards the International Society of Feline Medicines Foundation Diploma in Feline Nursing.
  • Level 3 Veterinary Nursing Diploma.
  • Special interest in anaesthesia, analgesia, radiography, surgery, clinical audits, feline behaviour, nutrition and nurse consultations. 
  • Clinical coach for student veterinary nurses and animal care assistants and nurse mentor for the IVC Nurse Academy.
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor.
  • Carmel Calorie Counters Adviser for weight loss nutrition for dogs, cats and small pets. 
  • British Veterinary Nursing Association Oral Care advisor. 
  • Clinical senior lead nurse. 

Interests & Hobbies

  • Walking our dog Poppy in our village in the beautiful countryside and canal paths. 
  • Spending time with all of our pets.
  • Busy Mum to Chloe.
  • Visiting animal sanctuaries for family days out. 
  • Chocolate tasting. 
  • Horse riding.
  • Reading and learning. 

Pets

I have three rescue cats called Mindy, Monty and Meme, who are all domestic short haired cats, Meme and Mindy are black cats and Monty is a black and white cat, they have all been rescues from the vets as these colour cats are notoriously more difficult to re-home. I have a beautiful Golden Retriever called Poppy who loves to come to work with me and hang out with office workers and help with office duties such as shredding and bin inspections! I have four rescue guinea pigs, Cinnamon, Clover, Buttercup and Blossom who are very cheeky and spoilt piggies, two fancy mice called Peanut and Puzzle, a rescue bunny called Popcorn who was handed in as a stray and made himself instantly at home with us and two ponies Robin and Leo, who my daughter and myself enjoy looking after together, exploring the countryside and competing at local fun shows. I basically have my own petting zoo at home 🙂