Linda Ryan


Linda Ryan DipAVN (Medical) VTS (Oncology) RVN


Linda qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2002 from general practice. She then worked at the Royal Veterinary College, before moving on to Edinburgh University’s Hospital for Small Animals in 2004. There she obtained the Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2005, before becoming oncology nurse with the cancer service in 2006. In 2009, she became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Oncology, and a member of the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians.

As well as her specialist interest in oncology, Linda also has interests in analgesia, clinical nutrition, medical nursing, behavioural health & welfare, maintenance of optimum quality of life in chronically ill patients and clinical teaching. Linda regularly writes and presents on these topics for the veterinary press and at CPD events.

Linda’s interest in training and behaviour has evolved over her career and in 2012, she became one the first UK graduates of the Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behaviour, and is now faculty member at the Academy. She concurrently owns and runs Pawsitive Pet Teaching, aimed at pet and owner training and education, as well as providing CPD for veterinary nurses.