• Andrew Foster MVetMed DipECVAA MRCVS 
    Senior anaesthesia clinician at the Royal Veterinary College

    Flexing what we’ve just learnt – Case based example

    Andrew is currently the Head of Anaesthesia and Analgesia at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre. He undertook his specialist anaesthesia training at The Royal Veterinary College, London. Following specialist training he continued as a senior clinician at The RVC, gaining European specialist status in November 2021.

    Andrew has particular interests and experience in managing critically ill patients, particularly those following trauma, as well as those with advanced respiratory and cardiac disease. He has published research in a number of areas, focussing mostly on ultrasound-guided locoregional anaesthesia. These skills allow for advanced management of both acute and chronic pain.

    Andrew is currently the Head of Anaesthesia and Analgesia at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre. He undertook his specialist anaesthesia training at The Royal Veterinary College, London. Following specialist training he continued as a senior clinician at The RVC, gaining European specialist status in November 2021.

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    Andrew has particular interests and experience in managing critically ill patients, particularly those following trauma, as well as those with advanced respiratory and cardiac disease. He has published research in a number of areas, focussing mostly on ultrasound-guided locoregional anaesthesia. These skills allow for advanced management of both acute and chronic pain.

  • Daisy Norgate  BVetMed MVetMed DipECVAA MRCVS

    Reviewing the most common ventilators out there and explaining how to use them

    Daisy graduated from the Royal veterinary College in 2012. After a couple of years in mixed practice, Daisy pursued a career solely in anaesthesia and completed a 1-year anaesthesia specific internship at the University of Liverpool followed by a residency in anaesthesia back at the RVC, which she completed in 2019.

    Following on from her residency, Daisy headed the anaesthesia team at Fitzpatrick Referrals working at both the orthopaedic and neurology hospital and the soft tissue and oncology hospital. During her time at Fitzpatrick Referrals, she obtained her European specialist status in June 2021. Daisy left the orthopaedic and neurology hospital in December 2022 to work solely at the soft tissue site (renamed AURA veterinary). She left the team there and started at Blaise referrals in November 2023, which is a relatively new referral hospital located in the midlands.

    Daisy has a particular interest in acute and chronic pain medicine as well as the anaesthetic management of patients undergoing invasive vascular surgeries.

    Daisy graduated from the Royal veterinary College in 2012. After a couple of years in mixed practice, Daisy pursued a career solely in anaesthesia and completed a 1-year anaesthesia specific internship at the University of Liverpool followed by a residency in anaesthesia back at the RVC, which she completed in 2019.

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    Following on from her residency, Daisy headed the anaesthesia team at Fitzpatrick Referrals working at both the orthopaedic and neurology hospital and the soft tissue and oncology hospital. During her time at Fitzpatrick Referrals, she obtained her European specialist status in June 2021. Daisy left the orthopaedic and neurology hospital in December 2022 to work solely at the soft tissue site (renamed AURA veterinary). She left the team there and started at Blaise referrals in November 2023, which is a relatively new referral hospital located in the midlands.

    Daisy has a particular interest in acute and chronic pain medicine as well as the anaesthetic management of patients undergoing invasive vascular surgeries.

  • Lauren Brown  RVN Dip AVN (Small Animal), VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

    Physiology and mechanics of ventilation

    Lauren qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013 and soon developed a keen interest in anaesthesia and emergency and critical care. Following a few years in first opinion practice, Lauren moved to Queensland, Australia to take on the role of nursing manager at a busy hospital in Brisbane where her passion for anaesthesia was fully ignited. Upon her return to the UK, Lauren decided to pursue anaesthesia as a specialism and enrolled on to the RCVS advanced veterinary nursing diploma which she completed in September 2019.

    Whilst undertaking her studies, Lauren worked as an anaesthesia nurse by day and for the emergency service by night. In January 2019, she started the veterinary technician specialist (VTS) training in anaesthesia and analgesia which she passed in November 2021.

    Lauren now works for a busy anaesthesia service at a referral hospital in the south of England, where she spends most of her time working closely alongside the anaesthetists. Lauren works as a clinical instructor in anaesthesia, teaching and mentoring veterinary nurses and vet students. Lauren is currently undertaking the Ncert in emergency and critical care and has a particular interest in locoregional anaesthetic techniques and advanced vascular access.

    Lauren qualified as a registered veterinary nurse in 2013 and soon developed a keen interest in anaesthesia and emergency and critical care. Following a few years in first opinion practice, Lauren moved to Queensland, Australia to take on the role of nursing manager at a busy hospital in Brisbane where her passion for anaesthesia was fully ignited. Upon her return to the UK, Lauren decided to pursue anaesthesia as a specialism and enrolled on to the RCVS advanced veterinary nursing diploma which she completed in September 2019.

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    Whilst undertaking her studies, Lauren worked as an anaesthesia nurse by day and for the emergency service by night. In January 2019, she started the veterinary technician specialist (VTS) training in anaesthesia and analgesia which she passed in November 2021.

    Lauren now works for a busy anaesthesia service at a referral hospital in the south of England, where she spends most of her time working closely alongside the anaesthetists. Lauren works as a clinical instructor in anaesthesia, teaching and mentoring veterinary nurses and vet students. Lauren is currently undertaking the Ncert in emergency and critical care and has a particular interest in locoregional anaesthetic techniques and advanced vascular access.

  • Denise Tonry  NCert(Anaes) VNECC VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

    Understanding how to use all the tools we have to assess ventilation

    Denise is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who trained at the University College of Dublin in Ireland and moved to the UK in 2014 to challenge herself professionally. She dove straight into referral nursing spending seven years in an orthopaedic and neurology referral hospital in Surrey before joining The Ralph as a Senior Anaesthesia Nurse in 2021. This move presented a new challenge for Denise, where she has met many new people, cared for animals in an excellent and compassionate environment and continued to learn as a Veterinary Nurse.

    Denise gained further qualifications in Emergency and Critical Care and Anaesthesia between 2015-2018. After three years of living and breathing all things anaesthesia, in late 2021, Denise successfully passed the exam to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia (VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)). She hopes to continue expanding her veterinary knowledge/education as it is still a flame and thirst for knowledge burning within her. Denise loves opportunities to share all the incredible skills, knowledge and love she has for animals within anaesthesia as a speciality.

    Denise is a Registered Veterinary Nurse who trained at the University College of Dublin in Ireland and moved to the UK in 2014 to challenge herself professionally. She dove straight into referral nursing spending seven years in an orthopaedic and neurology referral hospital in Surrey before joining The Ralph as a Senior Anaesthesia Nurse in 2021. This move presented a new challenge for Denise, where she has met many new people, cared for animals in an excellent and compassionate environment and continued to learn as a Veterinary Nurse.

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    Denise gained further qualifications in Emergency and Critical Care and Anaesthesia between 2015-2018. After three years of living and breathing all things anaesthesia, in late 2021, Denise successfully passed the exam to become a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia (VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)). She hopes to continue expanding her veterinary knowledge/education as it is still a flame and thirst for knowledge burning within her. Denise loves opportunities to share all the incredible skills, knowledge and love she has for animals within anaesthesia as a speciality.

  • Courtney Scales  DipVN NCert(Anaesth) PgCertVAA RVN

    Reviewing the most common ventilators out there and explaining how to use them

    Courtney is originally from New Zealand where she trained and qualified. She began her career in veterinary nursing in 2007 and worked in multiple clinics in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2015 to pursue her passion for anaesthesia.

    In 2016, she moved to the United Kingdom where she most recently worked as an Anaesthesia Registered Veterinary Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College and also as a Clinical Educator in Anaesthesia.

    Courtney started Veterinary Anursethesia on various social media platforms throughout her studies and career to share anaesthesia tips with the veterinary community. She has written several journal articles and textbook chapters and enjoys face-to-face speaking about the practical side of anaesthesia monitoring in practice, at CPD events and National Congresses.

    Courtney is originally from New Zealand where she trained and qualified. She began her career in veterinary nursing in 2007 and worked in multiple clinics in New Zealand before moving to Australia in 2015 to pursue her passion for anaesthesia.

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    In 2016, she moved to the United Kingdom where she most recently worked as an Anaesthesia Registered Veterinary Nurse at the Royal Veterinary College and also as a Clinical Educator in Anaesthesia.

    Courtney started Veterinary Anursethesia on various social media platforms throughout her studies and career to share anaesthesia tips with the veterinary community. She has written several journal articles and textbook chapters and enjoys face-to-face speaking about the practical side of anaesthesia monitoring in practice, at CPD events and National Congresses.