Ellie Clark RVN Registered Veterinary Nurse
Ellie is originally from the south west of England where she started her veterinary nursing career in 2001. She qualified with a diploma in veterinary nursing from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2004 and worked in a busy first opinion practice as head nurse.
Ellie has always had a passion for travel and has volunteered and worked with a wide range of species in Africa, Namibia and Australia.
Travel brought Ellie to New Zealand in 2009 which she now calls home. She is an extremely experienced nurse who has worked in two small animal practices in New Zealand and also in a canine hydrotherapy centre. For two years she also taught the veterinary nursing qualification to students.
In 2018 Ellie won the prestigious title of the Hills “Veterinary Nurse of the Year” Award, a New Zealand wide award which has been launched to recognise veterinary nurses who advocate and significantly contribute to the care of their patients and who are an integral part of the veterinary health care team.
Ellie continues to keep up to date with new innovative ways to improve the profession, always interested and excited about new research that is coming out as she increases her knowledge of dermatology which she then uses to help junior vet nurses and vet nursing students by being proactive in teaching, mentoring and guiding them to a high standard of vet nursing.
Having great technical knowledge and skill, Ellie has presented on-line webinars in a clear concise, logical manners which were relevant to both vets and vet nurses. Feedback includes; ‘One of the best speakers I have listened to’, ‘Interesting and entertaining’, ‘very interesting talk, learnt a lot and refreshed my knowledge in certain areas’, ‘great to have CPD from a vet nurses point of view’.
On top of all of her work, Ellie has raised money for Breast Cancer Research, incorporating some of this into CPD events. In 2018 she has raised $13,000!
Ellie has a genuine passion and love of animals which always shows in her vet nursing care and she can often be seen going the extra mile for both patients and vets.
Ellie is very excited to be working with Debbie and enhancing her knowledge of dermatology to a high level. She has a keen interest in animal behaviour, and is certified in low stress handling for cats and dogs.
In her spare time Ellie is a fitness fanatic, who enjoys mud runs and obstacle races, and has recently qualified as a personal trainer. She shares her home with Eddie the lurcher and their cat Blossom.