About Us/The Team

Karen Hetherington RVN

Karen is our newest member of our nursing team, joining Flett and Carmichael in March 2021. After qualififying in 2010, from Filton College in Bristol, Karen spent several years working in a Tier 3 Veterinary Hospital where she honed her skills in surgical nursing. After locuming in general practice for a while, she joined the Surgical Nursing team at Langford Veterinary Referral Hospital at Bristol University where she assisted with complex surgical procedures and fulfilled her passion for orthopaedic surgery.

Since moving to Orkney Karen has developed her interest in marine mammals and carries out Post Mortem examinations as a volunteer under the supervision of the Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme. She also is one of the founding trustees of the Orkney Marine Mammal Research Initiative.

Karen has two dogs – Bertie & Riley- and an 18 year old deaf cat called Spider.

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