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Louise O’Dwyer

Louise O’Dwyer

MBA BSc (Hons) VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia & ECC) Dip AVN (Medical & Surgical) RVN


Louise gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004 followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Emergency and Critical Care) in 2011 and Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anaesthesia) in 2014. Louise has contributed to over 45 books, journal articles and book chapters, and lectures worldwide on all aspects of anaesthesia, emergency and critical care, surgery and infection control, within the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, Australia and USA.

After working for 15 years at PetMedics in Manchester, firstly as Head Nurse and then Clinical Director, Louise moved to Vets Now to take up the position of Clinical Support Manager. Louise was delighted to be the recipient of the prestigious Bruce Vivash Jones Veterinary Nurse Award 2016, which is given in recognition of outstanding contribution to the advancement of small animal veterinary nursing. In July 2016 she was awarded the Golden Jubilee Award by the RCVS for exceptional contribution to veterinary nursing. Louise is also President Elect of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and will take over the role of President in September 2018.