Ann Barrett RVN, Registered Veterinary Nurse

Meet Ann Barrett!

What is your job title in Cara Vets?

I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse here in Cara Vets.

What made you want to be part of the veterinary world?

I've wanted to work with animals for as long as I can remember. My best friend had every pet from a horse to a budgie and she really encouraged my passion to work with animals! I also developed a keen interest in science during school, which encouraged me to study veterinary at third level.  

When did you join Cara Vets?

March 2018

What do you do?

I work alongside the Nursing Team and Vets to care for patients and clients. 

Any qualifications / achievements?

  • BSc in Veterinary Nursing
  • Veterinary Nursing Graduate of the Year 2016

What do you love about your job?

Getting to know each patient and client and seeing them going home happier and healthier. 

Who is one of your most memorable patients and why?

Nibbler, the boxer. He was an incredible little patient that took everything in its stride and never lost his patience or kindness even as a puppy. Helping him heal over such a long period really taught me so much and the ultimate reward was watching him get such a great home. 

Your pets' names and breeds?

  • Remy, the Golden Retriever
  • Joey, the DSH

How did you meet your pets?

Remy came from a lovely family in Westmeath and Joey was brought home from work, after a lovely client took him in off the street. 

What made you pick them, or maybe why did they pick you?

Remy was meant to be part of the family as everyone had picked him before anything was said. Joey was a stray brought into my work as he was injured. He made an impression on all the staff and I was the lucky won that got to give him a home. 

When did your pet come to live with you?

  • Remy came home first in Sept 2015
  • Joey first came home in Sept 2017 

What does your pet enjoy doing and where?

Remy loves to play in the water and likewise Joey loves to play in the sinks. 

Any funny quirks / lazy / energetic things they do?

Remy loves to sit on your lap despite being 30kg. Joey loves to sit in any boxes / bags and tries to scare Remy when he's passing.