Dr Jane Furness

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing


I have spent over 15 years nursing in veterinary practices, from a student Veterinary Nurse to Practice Manager. Most of my nursing was in London, but I have also worked in Scotland, West Sussex, Nottinghamshire and the West Midlands, and even for a short time on a small island in the West Indies!

I have lectured at both FE and HE Institutions in a range of Animal and Veterinary Nursing programmes, as well as on the lecturing team at Coventry University for Human Biosciences.

As an experienced lecturer, my commitment and enthusiasm in providing students with an excellent learning experience is central to my role. Ensuring that my students are prepared for their chosen career path, with an understanding of their responsibility to life-long learning, is of key importance.

I spend most weekends walking with my two Italian Spinones, Arco and Osla. When I am not out with the dogs, I am training for a half Iron-man, to be honest, I would rather be out with Arco and Osla any day!


Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2018 

PhD awarded from Coventry University 2016

BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Physiology and Pharmacology), First Class 2009

Veterinary Nursing Clinical Coach Certificate, 2010

Veterinary Nursing Qualification, 1985 


I have an interest in the concept of One Health and One Wellbeing and how this can be embedded into the curriculum to strengthen and enhance collaborations between veterinary and human-centred nursing to create a positive impact to the wider community.


I will be teaching on a range of modules on the new  programme including: Anaesthesia and Surgical Nursing Practice, Foundations in Nursing Practice, Professional and Academic Development, Emergency, Critical Care and Specialised Nursing, and Leadership and Reflective Practice. I also deliver Anatomy and Physiology for the Animal Science and Equine programmes.