- Katrina Davis, head nurse at White House Vets
My journey in the veterinary field spans over 20 years, starting as the clinical nursing manager at my first practice. Throughout my career, I've worn various hats, including lecturing at a veterinary nurse college, serving as an OSCE examiner, and working as an internal verifier. I'm also a clinical coach, and my passion for veterinary care has led me to the exciting role of head nurse at White House Vets!
The veterinary industry has always been my calling! The daily variety, the profound sense of fulfilment in contributing to the well-being of beloved pets, and the opportunity to collaborate with a caring and hardworking team make it not just a job, but a vocation that I find incredibly rewarding.
White House Vets has a distinctive and warm family feel. Despite my relatively short time there—just under a year - I was welcomed into the team with open arms. There's an openness to new ideas which fosters a supportive small-team environment, where support is always there. It's a place where everyone's contributions are valued.
The practice handles a diverse range of cases, with a primary focus on dogs and cats. This diversity keeps the work interesting and provides a dynamic setting that challenges and enriches our skills.
One of the standout aspects is the genuine care demonstrated by the team for our patients. The fair and open leadership ensures a positive working environment, making each day fulfilling and enjoyable.
White House Vets is more than just a workplace; we're supportive and welcoming and there’s a commitment to being an excellent place for personal and professional growth.
The local area, with its beautiful scenery and inviting walking paths, complements the positive experience of working at White House Vets. It's a community-oriented place to be.
Beyond my professional life, I have a few different hobbies. Whether it's walking, running, attending gym classes, gardening, or exploring National Trust sites and gardens, I find joy in staying active.
I’m proud of the diverse roles I've done, from becoming a clinical nursing manager to achieving qualifications in teaching and coaching. Each step has contributed to my growth and deepened my commitment to the field of veterinary care.
I share my life with Tigger, the ‘ginger ninja’. Turning 24 next year, he's my beautiful boy, and the bond we share is a real testament to the joys that come with a life enriched by the company of animals.