Advanced Animal Dentistry’s Practice Manager
I began working with animals as a volunteer at a cat welfare shelter in Melbourne at the age of 15 and was then employed there as an animal attendant and grew into the role of their veterinary nurse by the age of 18.
Then moved to work in a general practice in Melbourne that had a focus on greyhounds and reproduction and I completed my Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing in 2011.
After a month of volunteering with raising cheetah cubs in South Africa in 2012, I moved back to working in the cat welfare shelter as well as at an emergency centre before moving to Queensland in 2013.
I began working as a nurse at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre (BVSC) from September 2013 and my role included nursing for Advanced Animal Dentistry when they visited one day a week. From here my love of Animal Dentistry grew and I knew it was a career path I wanted to pursue.
I moved into the role of Primary Radiation Therapy nurse for 2 years before having my beautiful son in 2017. When I returned to nursing at BVSC, I recommenced nursing for Advanced Animal Dentistry as well as rotating through other departments. At this stage I also began working in emergency which is another passion of mine.
In 2019 my career dreams came true when I was asked to come on board with Advanced Animal Dentistry as their practice manager. I am excited for what the future holds in this role and enjoy the challenge of this ever-growing position.
I feel so grateful to work with Bec and Aaron, both are wonderful people and I am lucky to call my friends. Their dedication to the care of all creatures is inspiring and have always trusted my own dogs with everything dental related including two soft palate surgeries and extractions on my Boston Terrier and extractions on my Shepherd X.
I still continue to work in emergency to keep up with my nursing skills and outside of work I love spending time with my little tack and my three dogs. My passion for animal conservation is a large reason why I began working with animals and hope to do more volunteering with conservation organisations in the future.