Ms Christa Dukes
Veterinary Nurse - Medicine
I graduated from Centralia College of Agricultural Technology, in Ontario, Canada in 1993 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. I spent the first couple of years in regular practice in Ontario before I moved to Vancouver. The next 11 years or so I continued in regular practice, but I started doing locum work at an Emergency Clinic on the outskirts of the Greater Vancouver Regional District.
I quit regular practice in preference for emergency work and started working full time at the Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley around 2007.
In 2012 I started working at the Toronto Veterinary Emergency Hospital in the Emergency and ICU departments.
In 2014 I moved to the UK, became a Registered Veterinary Nurse and worked in Aberdeen at a surgical referral/regular practice as the head nurse. Almost two years later, I moved to the Edinburgh area to do locum work at the Hospital for Small Animals, R(D)SVS as a nurse in Internal Medicine, before working a maternity leave in the ICU ward. Since then I have been permanently employed as a nurse in Internal Medicine, which incorporates Feline Medicine and has enabled me to work with the Oncology and Dermatology departments, as well as frequent shifts in the Emergency/Critical Care department.
In 2017 I completed the Vets Now Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care.