Helen Ballantyne

Helen Ballantyne

BSc (Hons) PGDip RN RVN

Helen graduated with a degree in Pharmacology in 2002, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2005. She has worked nationally and internationally, gathering experience in referral medicine and surgery, charity practice, emergency nursing and exotics.

In 2013 she qualified as a human centred nurse, initially working in cardiothoracic intensive care. Currently she works as a Transplant Clinical Nurse Specialist. Day to day she supports living kidney donors through the process of donation. She also holds an on call role, managing the logistics of matching, retrieving and transplanting abdominal organs from deceased donors.

While her primary role is now within the NHS, Helen remains a RVN and has developed a strong interest in the principles of One Health. 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 completed a MSc in Healthcare Management in 2021 and is currently working on her next book.

Helen Ballantyne lectures on the following courses

Enhancing Inpatient Care: A One Health Approach

Helen Ballantyne
Helen Ballantyne
13th October 2025
The Pickle Factory, London
This one-day course, led by Helen Ballantyne RN RVN, offers a unique opportunity for veterinary nurses to use the One Health approach to integrate principles from human medicine to develop their nursing skills, improve inpatient care and support excellent clinical outcomes.
Vet Nurse Theory
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