Tyrina Gibson described as ‘inspirational’ champion for animals
An RVN from Newcastle has been crowned ‘Vet Nurse of the Year’ by national pet charity Blue Cross.
Tyrina Gibson received her award at BVNA Congress in Telford for her lifelong dedication to helping animals. Blue Cross clinical director David Catlow said:
“Tyrina is held up as an inspiration for her tireless passion for helping pets, and she’s clearly highly regarded by her peers and her clients. When she’s not at the practice, she’s filling her spare time with looking after animals. Tyrina is a very deserving winner of this year’s award.”
Tyrina has worked at the PDSA in Newcastle for almost four years and was described by her nominees as 'inspirational - a champion for animals with extensive knowledge and incredible commitment'.
Starting out as a child keen to care for all the local stray pets and insects, Tyrina’s home is still a sanctuary for animals that need a little extra care.
Besides being a PDSA veterinary nurse, Tyrina is also head nurse of The Wildlife Retreat department at Hilltop Farm Animal Sanctuary. She also rears kittens for Cat Protection, particularly during the busy summer months.
Commenting on her award, Tyrina said: “I was absolutely gobsmacked to win the award. It’s an amazing feeling and I really feel honoured. It means so much to me to get this recognition from my peers, simply for doing something that is my passion in life.”
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