Masters Success for RVN Georgi


RVN Georgi Sharman is celebrating after gaining a master’s degree in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia from the University of Edinburgh. 

A delighted Georgi said it’s a triple-whammy success story that will benefit her, her patients and NDSR. 

Speaking about her masters Georgi said: “I really wanted to focus on anaesthesia because I love working in the discipline to help our sick and injured pets. 

“It has always been a subject I have been passionate about and I thoroughly enjoy making a difference by providing the best care and treatment I can.  

“Completing this qualification has added to my veterinary knowledge, my clinical skills and my broader scientific understanding which is very satisfying, and it doesn’t just help me, it also benefits my patients because I can now provide an even better level of quality care to them.  

“It also benefits the NDSR team by helping me to improve the quality of our anaesthesia education within the practice and I enjoy sharing that knowledge with professional colleagues from other practices too when we host anaesthesia CPD events.”  

Georgi’s success is a shining example of opportunities for registered vet nurses to continue their professional development in the industry. 

It’s timely, too, with May being designated as Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month with the theme of career progression. 

Georgi is keen to progress NDSR’s reputation for its outstanding commitment to reducing its carbon footprint while also increasing sustainability. 

She added: “My MSc included two years of studying and one year to prepare and deliver my dissertation.  

“My dissertation looked into the use of low-flow anaesthesia within a referral practice like NDSR and its advantages. 

“The benefits of lower flow anaesthesia are better efficiency, increasing airway humidity and reducing patient cooling and the possibility of hypothermia. 

“We are also increasingly aware of the impact of volatile anaesthetic agents as greenhouse gases and are committed to reducing them.” 

NDSR’s Head of Nursing Lauren Emmett said she was thrilled for Georgi, adding: “It is truly a remarkable achievement and one that reflects Georgi’s determination to learn and to provide the best quality care she can to her patients.  

“Georgi is such an asset to our team. As well as using her deep knowledge for the benefit of the cats and dogs referred to NDSR, she is also always ready to share her knowledge with other members of our team.  

“This recognition of her commitment and capability is thoroughly deserved and I am delighted to have Georgi as part of our expert nursing team.”  

Last year, NDSR become the UK’s first small animal referral hospital to be rated ‘outstanding’ by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in recognition of its drive to increase sustainability.   

The hospital has also received the ultimate Green award from Investors in the Environment (iiE), the national accreditation scheme for businesses working to reduce their carbon footprint.    

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