Helen Ballantyne

Helen BallantyneAfter graduating with a degree in Pharmacology in 2002, Helen qualified as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005. She worked as a locum nurse nationally and internationally, gathering experience in referral medicine and surgery, charity practice, emergency nursing and exotics.

Helen obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Nursing in 2013 and her current role is Clinical Nurse Specialist for Living Kidney Donation where she supports living kidney donors through the process of donation and organises kidney transplant surgeries. As part of this role, she also works a Transplant Coordinator managing the logistics of matching, retrieving and transplanting abdominal organs from deceased donors.

Helen remains a Registered Veterinary Nurse with a strong interest in the principles of One Health and is the Chair of the UK One Health Coordination Group. She regularly lectures and writes about concepts and ways of working that may be shared between the professions to support clinical and professional practice. Her first textbook, “Veterinary Nursing Care Plans: Theory and Practice” was published in 2018. She has just completed her MSc in Healthcare Management and is looking for her next big project.