PGCE, QTLS, BSc (Hons), REVN, A1, V1
Emma Dalton joined the Lingfield Instructor Group in late 2016. Emma’s background, like many of our tutors, started with a love of, and involvement with animals and riding lessons at a very young age. The love of horses was uppermost when she was younger and at 14 her parents were finally persuaded to let her have a pony on loan.
Through her early years of involvement and training Emma gained a good grounding and plenty of experience in equine management whilst assisting with lessons and pony camps at riding schools, and working as a groom at both showing and eventing yards one of which had horses competing at CCI 3 star level. Later she went on to Agricultural College and gained a degree in Equine Science. Further training was to follow.
During her time at college, Emma worked at an equine therapy and rehabilitation centre which established her decision for a final career route and training as a Equine Veterinary Nurse.
Once qualified as an Equine Veterinary Nurse, Emma worked with vets for some years in an equine referral veterinary practice. Emma realised she had a particular love of foal nursing and client education. Having been promoted to head nurse at the referral practice, Emma then became involved with training and mentoring of both veterinary nurses and apprentice farriers.
This phase in Emma’s career path gave her the direction she was looking for with the realisation that she was keen to teach and pass on her knowledge. Her final training route therefore, gained her a teaching qualification to add to her BSc Hons Equine along with her Equine Veterinary Nurse Registration, Assessors and Verifiers awards and the National Diploma – Level 3 Diploma in Animal Care.
Emma has now for several years, been a professional educationalist in the veterinary profession. Emma currently trains students in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care for a professional training organisation. Emma is often accompanied at work by her chocolate Lab, Tia. Outside her work Emma has a Moggie called Sammie and loves walking and working on gun dog training with Tia.
Emma lives in a rural village in Cheshire and her professional training base is in Lancashire. Her work however, means she travels all over the North West of UK visiting Veterinary Nursing students in vet practices.
As a Registered Equine Veterinary Nurse Emma is ideally placed to support students taking the Lingfield Equine First Aid course and we welcome her to the team.