I started studying Veterinary nursing at TAFE SA in 2010. Theory was taught at the Gilles Plains Campus part time and on the job training ensured I acquired all the necessary practical skills. I was lucky enough to join the team at Hills Veterinary Centre 2 years ago and have loved working here ever since. We have a wonderful team who are all passionate about our jobs and are a great bunch to work with. The thing I enjoy most about Vet Nursing is surgical nursing. I strive to provide the highest level of care to my patients, particularly monitoring patients under anaesthesia, in recovery from surgery and during their hospital stay. I am proud that I am able to provide love and care to those who cannot speak or care for themselves.
I know what it feels like to have a very sick fur-baby and I strive to make not only our patients, but their families feel as comfortable as possible, knowing that they are able to leave their furry family members in safe hands at The Hills Veterinary Centre.
My family has a dog named Aussie who has been very sick for some years now. He is on medication every day and has to come to the Vet for regular check-ups and blood tests. I am devastated that Aussie is sick but knowing that we have limited time with him is a constant reminder to be strong for my patients and their families. Our fur-babies are the light of our lives and we need to know that everything is being done to make their stay in hospital as comfortable and stress free as possible. Ensuring this happens is one of the main reasons I love coming to work
I also have a cat called Tigger, who's middle name is Trouble! He nips my arms and legs when he wants attention, and jumps into the car for a nap if you leave the door open for too long! He was recently rushed to the clinic by my Dad who was sure he had broken his jaw. It turned out that he had got his collar stuck in his mouth & a quick snip with a pair of scissors sorted out the problem!
I spend most of my spare time with my Fiancee Beau, my family and my friends. I love to go to second-hand book shops because I am really a bit of a child at heart... I am an avid collector of fairytale books and I go to Disney On Ice every year on my birthday! I read Harry Potter books almost every night, and I love going to the zoo! When I get the chance (and the money!), I love to travel and though I have been lucky enough to go on a few overseas trips, they were not nearly enough and I am itching to see more and do more!