Laura graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1988 and worked for five years in a small animal practice in Edinburgh. In 1993, she moved to a part-time role in the practice and started lecturing in veterinary nursing (VN), which she continues to do at SRUC. In 2014, having decreased her practice commitments, Laura joined the VMED team as a Teaching Fellow in Clinical Skills; and was also appointed as Clinical Development Adviser for The Certificate of Veterinary Nursing Emergency and Critical Care (CertVNECC), a postgraduate qualification for veterinary nurses. Laura has a keen interest in veterinary and VN education – she gained the Postgraduate Certificate Teaching Qualification Further Education (PGCert TQFE) from the University of Dundee in 2015; and the Edinburgh Teaching Award (EdTA) in 2016, to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). She is now a mentor for the EdTA. Laura’s other main interests are anatomy and physiology, wound management, ECC, diagnostic imaging, medical diseases and legal, professional and ethical issues. Laura’s research interests include developing interactive learning resources, interprofessional training, supporting the transition to clinical practice and developing resilience.
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