Lucy Turner RVN, Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer

CVS welcomes Lucy Turner RVN to newly created ambassadorial role of Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer

3rd December 2020

CVS is delighted to welcome Lucy Turner RVN in to the newly created ambassadorial role of Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer (CVNO).

Lucy recently held the role of Senior Practice Director of the Stoke Hub of practices, and Rogers Brock and Barker.

The CVNO role will contribute to the development of clinical strategy in relation to veterinary nursing within CVS working alongside the Chief Veterinary Officer and Divisional Veterinary Directors to ensure alignment of the clinical aims and objectives across the nursing team.

This two-year ambassadorial role will allow the position to act as a career springboard for the successful candidate to explore other leadership roles, and will also allow for others to explore this opportunity in the future.

John Innes, CVS Chief Veterinary Officer, commented: “This new clinical leadership role within CVS was conceived to provide leadership, and to increase visibility and recognition for the profession of veterinary nursing both within CVS but also more broadly within the veterinary professions. Congratulations to Lucy on her appointment into this key position. I am already enjoying working with her and she is actively planning her strategy and objectives. We had a large number of excellent applicants for this position and it was very hard to choose just one, so thank you to all who applied. It highlights the talent that we have in veterinary nursing within CVS, which is great to see.”

Lucy Turner, newly appointed Chief Veterinary Nursing Officer at CVS, commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed as the first CVNO at CVS. We understand and appreciate the vital role nurses hold not only in practice, but in our wider business areas too. I hope to bring a pragmatic approach to the role and very much look forward to working closely with each division and our nursing teams to further develop and improve standards, job satisfaction and most of all enable our nurses to do just that – nurse!”