What happens during a ward round?
Morning ward rounds are attended not only by our clinical team but also by our veterinary client support team (VCST). The VCST are your first point of contact at Charter Vets so it’s important that they have an understanding of the patients in our care in addition to our clinical team.
Each morning, the duty nurse will provide the vets and nursing team with an update from the previous night. Each patient will be discussed thoroughly which vets will review, and a treatment plan made for the day ahead. All patients will then be monitored closely throughout the day by our nursing team and comprehensive notes made regarding their eating, drinking, toileting and general demeanour.
In addition to our Registered Veterinary Nurses, we have a team of Animal Nursing Assistants (ANAs) whose role is to stay within the ward, monitoring and providing essential inpatient care throughout the day. ANAs have a busy and varied day, completing many tasks to ensure the best care for your pets throughout their stay in our hospital. An ANA’s day will include regularly monitoring temperature, pulse and respiratory readings and observing behaviour in addition to exercising, grooming and feeding inpatients. They will also spend time with the animals, providing reassurance and comfort.