The veterinary industry can take you anywhere. I’ve been a vet nurse for over 20 years and I’ve seen this firsthand. While I’m currently an AVNAT Registered Veterinary Nurse at East Port Veterinary Hospital in Port Macquarie, NSW, and a representative of Vet Nurses on the VNCA, I’ve had some other truly inspirational and memorable career moments.
I’ve had the opportunity to assist in hearing tests on Sumatran tigers – what an experience!; I was being part of the development of the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Registration scheme – this truly spoke to my passion and a dream come true; I am fortunate to work with a team that is dedicated to patient care and clinical standards through my role with the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia (VNCA); and I represent the voice of veterinary teams as a member of VetPartners Veterinary Advisory committee – the only Vet Nurse representative.
Veterinary nurses play a crucial role in assisting in efficient workflow and job satisfaction. My role as a representative of Vet Nurses on the VNCA is to provide the nurses’ perspective on patient care and clinical standards. From here, we can support vet nurses by developing standards of care for the VetPartners practices.
As a vet nurse, I believe I have a unique perspective on patient care and clinical standards, which makes me excited to contribute to the ongoing development of these standards.