Ms Samantha Fontaine

  • Senior Lecturer (Veterinary Science & Education )

email: Sam.Fontaine@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Biodiversity, One Health and Veterinary Medicine, 464 Bearsden Road, Glasgow, G61 1QH

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0240-707X

Biography

Sam qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2001 and joined the Oncology service within the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital in 2003. She worked within the service for many years during which time she successfully gained her RCVS Advanced Diploma in Medicine, a BSc top-up degree in Veterinary Nursing, and an MSc in Veterinary Clinical Sciences investigating the role of C-reactive protein as a biomarker in dogs with lymphoma. Sam became the Deputy Nursing Services Manager in 2014 where she co-managed a team of approximately 60 veterinary nurses and veterinary care assistants. She is now a full-time Lecturer in the Veterinary Teaching Team and is Director of the online distance learning PGCert/PGDip/MSc Advanced Practice in Veterinary Nursing, and First Year Course Leader for the BVMS programme. Her current research interests include issues which affect the veterinary nursing profession including burnout and poor retention, and what motivates veterinary nurses to undertake postgraduate education. Sam is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education.

Research interests

Publications

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Jump to: 2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010
Number of items: 32.

2024

White, G. L. and Fontaine, S. J. (2024) Cross-sectional study of perceptions of competence and confidence in feline handling. Veterinary Nurse, 15(2), pp. 78-86. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2024.15.2.78)

Picton, F. A., Fontaine, S. J. and McBrearty, A. R. (2024) Magnetic collars improve owner-reported pain scores in dogs with osteoarthritis in a blinded, cross-over study. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, (doi: 10.2460/javma.23.10.0555) (PMID:38215525) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Walsh, C., Dunne, K. and Fontaine, S. (2023) Validation of a Canine Blood Donor Model in Veterinary Nursing Skill Education. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. , Davies, A. and Bennet, E. (2023) Student Attainment in the First Year of a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Nursing: Do Entry Qualifications Matter? VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Law, E. (2023) Veterinary Nurse Motivation to Undertake Postgraduate Education. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Williams, A. et al. (2023) VetSustain Curriculum Working Group: Past, Present and Future. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Walsh, C., Dunne, K. and Fontaine, S. (2023) Validation Study of Canine Blood Donor Training Models Used Within Veterinary Nursing Education. School of Health and Science Annual Research Day 2023, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, 10 May 2023. (Unpublished)

2022

Thomson, L., Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2022) Burnout in UK Registered Veterinary Nurses: A Grounded Theory Study Exploring the Experience and Factors that Contribute to It. BSAVA Congress 2022, 24-26 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781913859114 (doi: 10.22233/9781913859114.38.5)

Lakeman, N., Wolfe, L. and Fontaine, S. (2022) Client Satisfaction With Veterinary Nurse Consultations in a Corporate Small Animal Practice Group. BSAVA Congress 2022, 24-26 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781913859114 (doi: 10.22233/9781913859114.38.7)

2021

Huser, C. , Campbell, S. , Fontaine, S. , Jamieson, S. , Marks, L., Singer, J. and Young, R. (2021) Lessons learned from early adopters of blended and online learning. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 137-145. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.488)

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Integrating Sustainability Into the Veterinary Curriculum. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Building a Sustainable Veterinary Profession Through Curriculum Change. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

Harvey, L. C. and Fontaine, S.J. (2021) Assessing body condition scores assigned to images of dogs by veterinary nurses working in urban, rural and suburban settings in New Zealand. Veterinary Nurse, 12(2), pp. 92-99. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2021.12.2.92)

2019

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of a Fully Online Distance Learning Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of Fully Online Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. Veterinary Education (VetEd) Symposium, Rothamsted, UK, 03-05 July 2019. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of Fully Online Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. SVM VetEd Forum, Glasgow, UK, 25 June 2019. (Unpublished)

2018

Fontaine, S. J. (2018) The role of reflective practice in professional development. Veterinary Nurse, 9(7), pp. 340-347. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2018.9.7.340)

Fontaine, S. J. (2018) Becoming a reflective practitioner. Veterinary Nurse, 9(4), pp. 180-187. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2018.9.4.180)

2017

Fontaine, S.J. , Mcculloch, E. , Eckersall, P.D. , Haining, H., Patterson Kane, J.C. and Morris, J.S. (2017) Evaluation of the modified Glasgow Prognostic Score to predict outcome in dogs with newly diagnosed lymphoma. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 15(4), pp. 1513-1526. (doi: 10.1111/vco.12296) (PMID:28150446)

2016

Helm, J., McBrearty, A., Fontaine, S. , Morrison, R. and Yam, P. (2016) Use of accelerometry to investigate physical activity in dogs receiving chemotherapy. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57(11), pp. 600-609. (doi: 10.1111/jsap.12587) (PMID:27709617)

2014

Fontaine, S. (2014) Nursing the Neutropenic Patient. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

Fontaine, S. (2014) Palliative Care in Cancer. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

Fontaine, S. (2014) Caring for a Dog with IMTP. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

2013

Reid, J., Scott, M. , Wiseman-Orr, L., Nolan, A., Morris, J. and Fontaine, S. (2013) Responsiveness of a 46 item health-related quality of life (HRQL) measurement instrument in dogs with lymphoma. In: UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, 4-5th Jul 2013,

Atherton, M.J., Braceland, M., Fontaine, S. , Waterston, M.M., Burchmore, R.J. , Eadie, S., Eckersall, P.D. and Morris, J.S. (2013) Changes in the serum proteome of canine lymphoma identified by electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Veterinary Journal, 196(3), pp. 320-324. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.12.010)

Fontaine, S. (2013) Hypercalcaemia in cancer. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 76-79.

Fontaine, S. (2013) The importance of nutrition in cancer. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 74-76.

Fontaine, S. (2013) Staging the cancer patient. Northern Ireland Veterinary Today, Autumn, pp. 14-16.

Fontaine, S. (2013) Types of chemotherapy drugs and their administration. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 87-89.

2011

Fontaine, S. (2011) Safe use of chemotherapy. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2011, Birmingham, UK, 31 Mar - 3 Apr 2011, pp. 61-62.

Lamb, V., Atherton, M., Fontaine, S. , Tappin, S., Morris, J. and Helm, J. (2011) Extra-nodal canine hepatic lymphoma is associated with a poor outcome. In: ESVONC Congress, Glasgow, UK, 24-26 Mar 2011,

2010

Fontaine, S. (2010) Safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2010, Birmingham, UK, 8-11 Apr 2010, pp. 72-74.

This list was generated on Thu Apr 11 14:55:49 2024 BST.
Number of items: 32.

Articles

White, G. L. and Fontaine, S. J. (2024) Cross-sectional study of perceptions of competence and confidence in feline handling. Veterinary Nurse, 15(2), pp. 78-86. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2024.15.2.78)

Picton, F. A., Fontaine, S. J. and McBrearty, A. R. (2024) Magnetic collars improve owner-reported pain scores in dogs with osteoarthritis in a blinded, cross-over study. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, (doi: 10.2460/javma.23.10.0555) (PMID:38215525) (Early Online Publication)

Huser, C. , Campbell, S. , Fontaine, S. , Jamieson, S. , Marks, L., Singer, J. and Young, R. (2021) Lessons learned from early adopters of blended and online learning. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 9(2), pp. 137-145. (doi: 10.14297/jpaap.v9i2.488)

Harvey, L. C. and Fontaine, S.J. (2021) Assessing body condition scores assigned to images of dogs by veterinary nurses working in urban, rural and suburban settings in New Zealand. Veterinary Nurse, 12(2), pp. 92-99. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2021.12.2.92)

Fontaine, S. J. (2018) The role of reflective practice in professional development. Veterinary Nurse, 9(7), pp. 340-347. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2018.9.7.340)

Fontaine, S. J. (2018) Becoming a reflective practitioner. Veterinary Nurse, 9(4), pp. 180-187. (doi: 10.12968/vetn.2018.9.4.180)

Fontaine, S.J. , Mcculloch, E. , Eckersall, P.D. , Haining, H., Patterson Kane, J.C. and Morris, J.S. (2017) Evaluation of the modified Glasgow Prognostic Score to predict outcome in dogs with newly diagnosed lymphoma. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, 15(4), pp. 1513-1526. (doi: 10.1111/vco.12296) (PMID:28150446)

Helm, J., McBrearty, A., Fontaine, S. , Morrison, R. and Yam, P. (2016) Use of accelerometry to investigate physical activity in dogs receiving chemotherapy. Journal of Small Animal Practice, 57(11), pp. 600-609. (doi: 10.1111/jsap.12587) (PMID:27709617)

Atherton, M.J., Braceland, M., Fontaine, S. , Waterston, M.M., Burchmore, R.J. , Eadie, S., Eckersall, P.D. and Morris, J.S. (2013) Changes in the serum proteome of canine lymphoma identified by electrophoresis and mass spectrometry. Veterinary Journal, 196(3), pp. 320-324. (doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.12.010)

Fontaine, S. (2013) Staging the cancer patient. Northern Ireland Veterinary Today, Autumn, pp. 14-16.

Conference or Workshop Item

Walsh, C., Dunne, K. and Fontaine, S. (2023) Validation of a Canine Blood Donor Model in Veterinary Nursing Skill Education. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. , Davies, A. and Bennet, E. (2023) Student Attainment in the First Year of a Master’s Degree in Veterinary Nursing: Do Entry Qualifications Matter? VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Law, E. (2023) Veterinary Nurse Motivation to Undertake Postgraduate Education. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Williams, A. et al. (2023) VetSustain Curriculum Working Group: Past, Present and Future. VetEd Symposium 2023, Edinburgh, UK, 6-7 July 2023. (Unpublished)

Walsh, C., Dunne, K. and Fontaine, S. (2023) Validation Study of Canine Blood Donor Training Models Used Within Veterinary Nursing Education. School of Health and Science Annual Research Day 2023, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, 10 May 2023. (Unpublished)

Thomson, L., Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2022) Burnout in UK Registered Veterinary Nurses: A Grounded Theory Study Exploring the Experience and Factors that Contribute to It. BSAVA Congress 2022, 24-26 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781913859114 (doi: 10.22233/9781913859114.38.5)

Lakeman, N., Wolfe, L. and Fontaine, S. (2022) Client Satisfaction With Veterinary Nurse Consultations in a Corporate Small Animal Practice Group. BSAVA Congress 2022, 24-26 Mar 2022. ISBN 9781913859114 (doi: 10.22233/9781913859114.38.7)

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Integrating Sustainability Into the Veterinary Curriculum. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

Boyd, S. et al. (2021) Building a Sustainable Veterinary Profession Through Curriculum Change. VetEd Symposium 2021, 07-09 Jul 2021. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of a Fully Online Distance Learning Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 18-19 Jul 2019. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of Fully Online Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. Veterinary Education (VetEd) Symposium, Rothamsted, UK, 03-05 July 2019. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. and Wolfe, L. (2019) Student Perceptions of Fully Online Master’s in Veterinary Nursing. SVM VetEd Forum, Glasgow, UK, 25 June 2019. (Unpublished)

Fontaine, S. (2014) Nursing the Neutropenic Patient. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

Fontaine, S. (2014) Palliative Care in Cancer. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

Fontaine, S. (2014) Caring for a Dog with IMTP. BSAVA Congress, Birmingham, UK, 03-06 Apr 2014.

Conference Proceedings

Reid, J., Scott, M. , Wiseman-Orr, L., Nolan, A., Morris, J. and Fontaine, S. (2013) Responsiveness of a 46 item health-related quality of life (HRQL) measurement instrument in dogs with lymphoma. In: UFAW International Animal Welfare Science Symposium, Barcelona, Spain, 4-5th Jul 2013,

Fontaine, S. (2013) Hypercalcaemia in cancer. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 76-79.

Fontaine, S. (2013) The importance of nutrition in cancer. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 74-76.

Fontaine, S. (2013) Types of chemotherapy drugs and their administration. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2013, Birmingham, UK, 4-7 Apr 2013, pp. 87-89.

Fontaine, S. (2011) Safe use of chemotherapy. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2011, Birmingham, UK, 31 Mar - 3 Apr 2011, pp. 61-62.

Lamb, V., Atherton, M., Fontaine, S. , Tappin, S., Morris, J. and Helm, J. (2011) Extra-nodal canine hepatic lymphoma is associated with a poor outcome. In: ESVONC Congress, Glasgow, UK, 24-26 Mar 2011,

Fontaine, S. (2010) Safe preparation and administration of chemotherapy. In: British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress 2010, Birmingham, UK, 8-11 Apr 2010, pp. 72-74.

This list was generated on Thu Apr 11 14:55:49 2024 BST.

Supervision

  • Lumbis, Rachel
    An exploration of knowledge, attitudes, behaviour and practice of small animal veterinary nutrition