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Veterinary Work History

Tatura and Mooroopna Vet Clinic

January 2016 - present 

Over the past 10 months I have worked across two clinics in regional Victoria. I have had a predominate focus of small animal practice encompassing emergency, surgery and medicine. I am confident with routine surgeries such as desexings and have also had the opportunity to start doing move advanced surgeries in the form of exploratory laparotomy's and cystotomy's. I have been exposed to a range of routine equine practice work, including wounds, stitch ups, choke and strangles outbreaks. I have a keen interest in equine reproduction and am gaining valuable exposure and practice of routine scanning of mares, stallion collections and protocols for chilled and frozen semen. I routinely do after hours bovine calls and am competent with down cows, sick cows, calving and prolapses. I am very keen to continue my learning and have undertaken a wide range of continuing education throughout the year. 

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. 

Veterinary CPD

2016- DPI Disease Investigation Course

2016- Goulburn 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

Achievements

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

Work History

Feb 2013Jul 2013

Service Consultant

ANZ
Apr 2009Dec 2009

Financial Officer

ANZ

Interests

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.

Skills

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 

Referees

Dr Cassie McLucas

Cassie is a mixed practice veterinarian at Tatura Vet Clinic. She has a predominate focus in equine reproduction and small animals. I worked with Cassie not only as a colleague but also as a student in 2014 and again in 2015. 

Ph- 0418 151 826

Dr Craig Thomson

Craig is currently the surgeon in charge at JCU Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital and is in charge of the small animal surgery rotation throughout 5th year. 

Ph-0438 240 441                                            craig.thomson@jcu.edu.au

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                                            margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au