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Veterinary Work History

Tatura Vet Clinc

January 2016 - present 

Veterinary Placements

Equine Reproductive Elective - Townsville                                                                                                                                 October 2015

In October 2015 I completed a two week intensive at James Cook University in equine reproduction. This consisted of ultrasound examinations of the mare, semen collection, artificial insemination, interpreting reproductive records, treatment regimes for oestrus and ovulation induction and uterine abnormalities.

Tatura Veterinary Clinic                                                                                                                                                               September 2015

I returned to Tatura for a two week placement in September having previously completed a placement block here in 2014. I was exposed to a large array of mixed practice calls including calvings, ceserans, LDA's, mare scanning, stallion collections and equine wound management.

SPCA - Cape Town, South Africa                                                                                                                                                           June 2015

I spent four weeks working with three vets in a non-for-profit welfare organization in South Africa. I was exposed to an incredibly varied disease case load including Distemper, Tick Bite Fever and Canine Babesiosis. I worked mostly in anesthetizing patients for sterilizations and fracture repair surgeries, as well as performing cat castrates and assisting with speys. On an average morning we completed 40-60 sterilizations before lunch. It gave me an insight into working in a clinic without having the luxury of some diagnostic testing and drugs, as well as dealing compassionately with an incredibly diverse and culturally different community.

Tableland Veterinary Services                                                                                                                                                              April 2015

I spent two weeks in April and will return again in October to the Malanda branch of the Tableland Veterinary Service. This placement was solely diary focused and consisted of a large variety of opportunities. I gained experience in pregnancy testing, completing a thorough clinical exam, downer cow protocols, ambulatory call outs, mastitis herd investigation, eye enuclations, exploratory laporatomys and hoof care.

Geelong Animal Hospital (Melbourne University)                                                                                                            December- January 2014/15

I spent three weeks in the small animal emergency department of the Geelong Animal Hospital over the 2014/2015 period. I gained valuable experience in a large number of emergency situations including caesarians, persistent vomiting and diarrhea, seizures, snake bites, chocolate toxicities, aortic thromboembolism, and motor vehicle accidents. This was an incredible learning opportunity as it gave me the experience and insight into how to deal with these situations rather then panicking, and experience of working on call and early morning hours.

Tatura Veterinary Clinic                                                                                                                                                                       December 2014

I spent three weeks over December 2014 at the Tatura Veterinary Clinic. I worked solely with the large animal vets and had a particular focus on equine reproduction. I assisted with the scanning of mares, the collection of stallions along with everyday equine calls such as, wound management and eye care. The dairy work was mostly centered around breeding, with metritis a common call out along with third eyelid removals and eye enucleations. 

Work History

Feb 2013Jul 2013

Service Consultant


I spent 6 months working for the ANZ bank as a service consultant during some time off from university. I worked as a full time bank teller, in a team of 7 others. I spent the majority of time as the lead teller in the role of Teller1, which helped me to further develop my organizational and problem solving skills. I dealt with customers and cash handling on a daily basis and became comfortable not only dealing with a delicate subject such as money but also working with aggressive and at times abusive clients.

Feb 2011Nov 2011

Residential Assistant

George Roberts Hall

As a Residential Assistant I  provided support to all 250 residents; not just academic, but also on a social and emotional level. This role, helped me to deal with upper management on a weekly basis, which in turn improved my communication skills. It also gave rise to numerous situations, some which involved trips to hospitals, drunken behaviour, homesickness, recreational drugs use and police investigations. The skills acquired helped me to further my communication skills on all levels and ensure I was adaptable to my ever changing situation.

Apr 2009Dec 2009

Financial Officer


I worked for 9 months in the ANZ Head Office in Melbourne. I was responsible for the incoming processing and payment of all bills within my team. My position enabled me to handle large sums of money, at times upwards of twenty millions dollars and to ensure payment was made on time to the correct company. The training and support provided by ANZ was instrumental in providing me with the skills to be a successful and valued team member.


2016- Disease Investigation Course

2016- Golburn Valley Equine Reproduction short course

2016- Melbourne University UVet Emergency and Critical Care workshop

2015- Completed Small Animal Dentistry Course through Veterinary Dental Education On-line

2015- 5th Year Student Representative for JCU Veterinary Students Association

During my final year I am working closely with other year level representatives and members of staff to not only organize educational and social events, but also in an effort to give feedback on the working of the Veterinary school and help implement changes.

2011- 2nd year Social Representative for JCU Veterinary Students Association


I am an avid traveler and adventure seeker. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunities and support to travel to 22 countries over 5 continents. Travel has enabled me to learn to build relationships with people from all walks of life and it never cease to enlighten and fascinate me. Throughout my travels I have developed greater resilience when faced with challenging situations and the self confidence to be able to resolve any problems overseas.

Through my travels I have developed a love and passion for photography. My recent travels to Africa earlier this year enabled me to combine these passions.

I am also a fanatical sports fan and athlete having played many a year of AFL, rugby union, basketball, netball, tennis and touch football.


I would consider myself to be a highly organized individual. I have gained valuable lessons in this during my six  years at University, and also thanks to my recent travels and work. I have always participated in as many extra curricular activities as possible and this coupled with my sport, and schooling timetable has always posed a challenge. This has ensure that I am highly efficient, methodical in my approach to situations, on time, prepared, dependable and reliable. This has also helped to further develop my communication skills. I am also proficient in IT programs such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher, Outlook, Google Chrome and social media sites. I have fast and accurate keyboard skills.

Qualities and Skills

  • Passionate
  • Determined
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Caring
  • Resilient
  • Organised
  • Computer skills
    • Microsoft Office
    • RX Works
    • Customer Logic
    • Social Media
  • Have a full licence 


Dr Cassie McLucas

Cassie is a veterinarian at Tatura Vet Clinic. She has a predominate focus in equine reproduction and dairy medicine. I worked with Cassie not only as a colleague but also as a student in 2015 and again in 2015. 

Ph- 0418 151 826

Megan Austin

Megan is the Practice Manage and head nurse of the Mooroopna Vet Clinic. She overseas all patient care and most major surgeries

Ph-0411 580 885

Dr Margaret Reilly

Marg is currently the Director of Clinical Governance at James Cook University and is the Veterinarian in charge of the small animal general practice rotation throughout 5th year.

Ph-07 4781 4562