- 29 Jacobson Street, Mooroopna VIC 3629
- 0424 867 358
I graduated from Geelong Grammar School in 2008
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.
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.
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
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.