Helen Silver-MacMahon

Helen Silver-MacMahon

MSc PSCHF, Cert VNECC, Dip AVN (surg), Cert SAN, RVN

Co-founder and Director of Being Human Consulting Ltd

Helen qualified as an RVN in 2000 and has worked in both first opinion and referral hospitals. Since qualifying, she has gained certificates in ECC and Small Animal Nutrition and the Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (surgical).

In 2021, Helen completed a MSc in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors at the University of Edinburgh and is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Lincoln exploring the non-technical skills that veterinary nurses require when monitoring and maintaining anaesthesia. She is also working towards chartered ergonomist status.

Helen is an RCVS Knowledge Champion for her role in the sustained training and use of a surgical safety checklist within the small animal theatre at the former Animal Health Trust.

Helen is passionate about developing the veterinary profession’s understanding of Human Factors as a powerful aid in improving patient safety, enhancing performance, and supporting the wellbeing of the veterinary team. She enjoys lecturing internationally and has written articles and co-authored several book chapters on both clinical and non-clinical aspects practice. Helen is also collaborating with the University of Aberdeen to research Incivility in veterinary practice.

Being Human

Helen Silver-MacMahon lectures on the following courses

Communication Skills for Veterinary Receptionists

Helen Silver-MacMahon
Helen Silver-MacMahon
5th March 2025
The Pickle Factory, London
This comprehensive one-day course with Helen Silver-MacMahon is designed for customer-facing veterinary staff looking to enhance their communication skills and provide an exceptional service to clients.
Academies Veterinary Academies

Veterinary Leadership Toolkit: Cultivating Team Success and Wellbeing (2-day course)

Helen Silver-MacMahon
Helen Silver-MacMahon
15th May 2025
The Pickle Factory, London
This two-day interactive course with Helen Silver-MacMahon will support veterinary professionals in a leadership role, enhancing skills to improve team performance and prioritise well-being.
Vet Theory
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