Staff Profiles

Greg Warman

Chief Operating Officer & Chairman

Greg Warman is an experienced and driven Company Director with a passion for education. His duties encompass Chairmanship of the Board, Chief Executive and Responsible Officer (Ofqual/CCEA), and VetSkill SQP Registrar (Veterinary Medicines Directorate). He spent 41 years in Banking specialising in Agriculture and Horticulture prior to joining VetSkill in 2015. Greg is keen to develop qualifications that meet the needs of VetSkill clients maintaining its mission of “providing qualifications that inspire success.”


Barbara Drysdale RVN, CertEd

Director

Barbara is a qualified RVN, who went on to  gain her Certificate in Education after leaving practice to start teaching.  Barbara has been involved in many diverse areas of the Veterinary Nursing teaching world, from Animal Care to Veterinary Nursing and has been involved in programme development. She has taught in both Further and Higher Education and was instrumental in the development of the UK’s first Veterinary Nursing degrees. She is an accomplished Senior Manager and Company Director with a vast knowledge and background experience having worked for a major FE/HE provider. Barbara is passionate about the advancement of her own profession as well as the development of progression for learners in all fields of employment and study.


Sam Double BSc(Hons) VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia) DipAVN(Med) RVN

Qualifications Manager

Sam is an experienced educator and has previously worked in several Further and Higher Education institutions across a number of subject areas including Veterinary Nursing. Prior to joining VetSkill, Sam was a Programme Manager for Veterinary Nursing and Higher Education at a large Further Education College. She also has extensive clinical experience in Veterinary Nursing after spending 12 years in several university and private referral hospitals. Sam is passionate about advancing education and ensuring that VetSkill provide an inspirational range of qualifications.


Claire Kent CertEd, A1/V1, RVN

Standards Manager

Claire is an experienced veterinary nurse with extensive quality assurance involvement. With a career as a Registered Veterinary Nurse for over 30 years, including Head Nurse of a referral practice and Practice Manager, Claire has a wide breadth of leadership and management skills. Claire has a proven track record of leading quality assurance and improvement as Head of Centre for two veterinary nursing centres, with Lead IQA, Programme Manager and Chief OSCE Examiner responsibilities across FE and HE provision of veterinary nursing and associated qualifications.

Claire has overall responsibility for managing VetSkill’s quality assurance strategy. Incorporating operational implementation, audit and review of quality assurance processes. With a team of Quality Visitors, Claire works with potential and existing centres to develop their processes and procedures to maintain high quality standards and to drive a culture of continuous improvement.



Rebecca Turner

Administrator

Rebecca is our office administrator. Her responsibilities include learner registrations, Centre administration, and health and safety. She has undertaken training to become VetSkill’s First Aider after her experience working for the NHS. Her duties also include maintaining accurate learner data, processing assessment bookings, and co-ordinating certificate claims from VetSkill approved Centres. She assists with the progress of Centre applications liaising with the Standards Manager and Quality Visitors regularly. Rebecca is also responsible for managing the administration of assessments working alongside the Qualifications Manager. After 7 years of bakery and food service experience, Rebecca also enjoys making cakes for the team!


Carol Palmer

Examinations Officer

Carol came to VetSkill with a background of having worked for seven years within the veterinary nursing qualifications sector. She has extensive experience in the organisation of practical assessment and the processes involved in the provision of theory examination. Prior to that she spent nine years working in the areas covering veterinary practice training and support and has also managed the production and publication of a range of veterinary journals. In these posts Carol has met, come to know and become friends with a number of clinicians and educators.

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