Claire Defries

BSc VN Programme Leader

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Claire Defries qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and developed interests in diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and professional issues. She gained a Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) whilst working in a university referral hospital where she coordinated all of the diagnostic areas of the hospital. Claire has worked in medical and surgical wards, ICU and diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia. She has also been head nurse of a North London hospital where she still works now as a locum RVN.

Claire teaches on BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing. Claire has lectured at BSAVA, BVNA and AVSPNI conferences on various clinical and educational topics within the profession.
When not teaching, Claire looks after her allotment, and enjoys running, cycling and baking.