Your pets’ front line carers

Our Vet Nurses

Our vet nurses are responsible for the care and welfare of the pets who stay at the veterinary hospital. They assist our vets and are an excellent source of information in maintaining your pet’s health.
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Rebecca - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Rebecca

Clinical Nursing Manager

Bec grew up in Sydney and the Central Coast. Ever since she was young, she had a love for animals and a passion for care. In 2011, Becky completed her Animal Studies Certificate II and started working for Turramurra Vet Hospital in 2012. With more experience and a thirst for knowledge, she then completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and CSU Certificate in Workforce Essentials. Bec has also completed numerous advanced courses in nursing with a focus on anaesthesia. She has worked as an emergency and critical care nurse as well as a specialist surgery nurse for over 6 years.

In addition, Bec’s compassion has lead her to volunteer in the Northern Territory treating animals in indigenous communities. She has recently begun a new chapter in her life pursuing a Bachelor of Counselling degree. In between work and study, Bec enjoys bush walks, outdoor exercise and stopping to pet all the dogs she finds.

Anna - Turramurra Vet

Anna

Senior Vet Nurse

Anna joined our dedicated veterinary nursing team in 2021, bringing with her advanced nursing skills in emergency and critical care she acquired working as an ICU nurse at a prominent Sydney veterinary specialist facility, as well as nursing in general veterinary practice for over 5 years.

Anna grew up in the Northern Beaches and after completing her HSC through Mosman High, went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Classical History and then, in conjunction with Tel Aviv University, assisted Macquarie University in archaeological fieldwork in Israel, as well as translation of ancient documents.

Anna’s true passion was to work with animals, so in 2013 she had a career change with a large national pet-care company and completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies as well as a nursing internship. Anna now enjoys working with the dedicated team at Turramurra Vet, where she also trains and mentors junior veterinary nurses.

Continuing education is Anna’s forte and she has attended numerous conferences, including the VNCA Advanced Veterinary Nursing Congress, the RECOVER CPR Program and multiple practical workshops on advanced nursing skills. Anna is also an active member of the Veterinary Nursing Council of Australia.

Anna is a self-driven, enthusiastic team member with high standards of care and her veterinary nursing interests include pathophysiology, internal medicine, anaesthesia and post-operative pain management.

Anna has a new-found love for gardening and is also an avid amateur figure skater, training at the Macquarie Ice Rink. Having grown up horse riding as a teenager, she is keen to pursue this interest. Her pets include Sunny the cat, adopted from the RSPCA and tropical fish.

Louisa - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Louisa

Vet Nurse

Louisa is now a fully qualified veterinary nurse, having completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2020. She previously spent two years on reception in a busy veterinary specialist hospital. During that time she completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies. Now having swapped sides of the desk, she is loving being more hands on. Louisa keeps very busy with her own pets, which include her rescue dog Indy, quarter horse Rocky, and her cat Busta.

Liam - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Liam

Vet Nurse

After completing a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015, Liam went on to become a carer at a retirement village and his enthusiasm for caring was born. However it wasn’t long before he realised that his true calling was looking after animals rather than people. In 2019 he made that switch by completing Animal Studies Cert II. Liam is currently studying vet nursing cert IV, to be completed at the end of 2020.

Liam joined Turramurra Veterinary Hospital as a student but with his charm, humour and thirst for knowledge impressed, and he soon became part of our team. Outside of work Liam enjoys bushwalking, vegan restaurants, and basketball. He also works at a cat adoption centre finding loving homes for stray cats.

Madi  - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Madi

Vet Nurse

Madi joined our nursing team in 2021 with extensive experience in zoos and wildlife parks, including Taronga Zoo, Shoalhaven Zoo and Symbio Wildlife Park.

Her interest in pursuing a career in veterinary nursing began early on, with inspiration drawn from Steve Irwin’s, The Crocodile Hunter, followed by her enrolling in a Certificate II in Animal Studies while still at school, Certificate III in Captive Animals and then progressing to a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016.

In addition to this, Madi’s love for all things great and small inspired her to complete a WIRES course then volunteering within the organisation to assist injured wildlife. Madi’s love for dogs lead her to be the official pet photographer at the Dog Lovers Show in 2017.

Madi was awarded the prestigious NSW Illawarra Adult Volunteer of the Year in 2020.

After growing up in Shellharbour, Madi moved to Hornsby in February 2021 to pursue her nursing career at Turramurra Veterinary Hospital, as well as continue her work with the Taronga Zoo Wildlife Hospital and Nutrition Centre.

Madi’s kind-hearted and gentle manner combined with her joyful, positive attitude, have made her a much-valued member of our nursing team, with her nursing interests including surgical nursing, dentistry and wildlife care.

Being an avid animal lover, Madi lives with Beardy, the Bearded Dragon, Bluey, the Blue-Tongue Lizard and owns a Spoodle called Lizzie.

Outside of work, Madi enjoys watercolour painting and helping others.

Kylie - Turramurra Vet Animal Attendant

Kylie

Science Graduate

Kylie attended PLC Pymble, and is studying as a Bachelor of Science (Anatomy and Immunology) at the University of Sydney.  Kylie has always been interested in animals and medical sciences, and started out as a volunteer with us in 2018 to pursue her passions and gain experience for the possibility of postgraduate studies. Since then, she has worked casually as a nurse trainee in the Turramurra Veterinary Hospital team. You’ll also see her in reception some days too! Outside of the clinic, Kylie looks after her family dog Prince, a German Shepherd/Collie cross. Kylie is fluent in Cantonese.

Lizzie - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Lizzie

Veterinary Student (Uni. Syd)

Lizzie grew up in Sydney and has always had a passion for animals, wanting to be a vet from a very young age. Lizzie joined us at Turramurra Vet after graduating with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Science from the University of Sydney in 2018. Lizzie was is now fulfilling her dream of becoming a Vet & is studying a  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. At home, Lizzie shares her life with her Blue Cattle Dog Rebel and her cat Minnie.

Nancy - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Nancy

Veterinary Student (Uni. Syd)

As a kid, the Beijing zoo was Nancy’s favourite place to be. Her fascination with animals flourished when her family moved to the United States. Visiting the great American National Parks, she observed the diverse array of wildlife, including the grizzly bears of Alaska, a particular favourite. In Australia, Nancy started volunteering for local veterinary clinics in 2017, whilst studying at PLC Pymble.

Now pursuing her dream of becoming a vet, Nancy is studying a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Sydney, graduating in 2025. She strives to provide care and love for every patient, and will always bring joy to both you and your pet. At home, Nancy has two talkative budgies. Although they still won’t let her pet them, they’re great at being the morning alarm with their bright chirps. Nancy is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Michael - Turramurra Vet Animal Attendant

Michael

Veterinary Student (Uni. Syd)

From a young age Michael has always had a passion for animals, which he has carried over into his studies. Graduating with a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience from the University of Sydney in 2018. Michael joined us shortly after furthering his passion for animals entering the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course at the University of Sydney, planning to graduate in 2023. Michael currently has 3 dogs at home, 2 greyhounds; Ginger and Polly and 1 rescue; Didge (short for Didgeridoo).

Jess - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Jessica

Trainee Vet Nurse

Jess joined us as a work placement student in 2019 and it became apparent she had all the makings of s superstar Veterinary Nurse of the future!  Jess started as an Animal Attendant & then completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies in 2020. She has enrolled at TAFE to start her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021 & is now our trainee Vet Nurse. 

Jess has a lovely friendly bubbly personality and she’s eager to learn all she can. 

Jocelyn - Turramurra Vet Receptionist

Jocelyn

Trainee Vet Nurse and Customer Care

Jocelyn’s love for animals started from watching David Attenborough as a kid (she remains a fan!). During work experience at Featherdale Wildlife Park, Jocelyn fell in love whilst working hands-on with a diverse array of wildlife. From rehoming abandoned animals as a volunteer at the RSPCA for 2 years, Jocelyn became passionate about helping people take care of their pets. Jocelyn has just finished completing her Bachelor of Medical Science (Physiology and Immunology) at the University of Sydney and hopes to pursue postgraduate animal studies. Outside of work, Jocelyn loves to sing at the piano, talk to random animals on her walks, and most importantly, spoil her moodle Aki.

Sophia - Turramurra Vet Nurse

Sophia

Trainee Vet Nurse

The Turramurra Vet nursing team welcomed Sophia to our team in 2021. Her energy and enthusiasm inspire everyone around her and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Sophia grew up in Wahroonga and attended school locally at Abbotsleigh and has always had an affinity with animals from a very young age, attending the Easter Show each year purely to see the animals there. Later, Sophia had the pleasure of meeting Gai Waterhouse, who inspired her to work passionately in her chosen field.

In 2019, with the goal of obtaining more hands-on experience with horses, Sophia ventured into far north-west NSW to live and work on a horse stud farm at Newhaven Park, and then in 2020, set off independently to the USA to work at Lanes End Farm, another horse breeding property, where she had to adapt quickly to the freezing cold northern hemisphere weather. The experience she gained working on horse properties has enabled Sophia to adapt to change effectively and with ease – skills that are extremely relevant in veterinary private practice.

Sophia’s veterinary nursing interests range from internal medicine to diagnostic imaging, and she brings with her skills she learned from her horse experience, including modern bandaging techniques and animal handling skills. Sophia is thrilled to be a part of Turramurra Vet’s ‘big family’ and has endless compassion for the animals she works with.

Sophia has also demonstrated her fabulous cooking skills to the team, including bringing in her famous caramel slice. Outside of work, she loves heading to the theatre and volunteering in the community for various homeless charities and supporting the Laughing Foundation. She lives with Jazz the cat and Hamish the West Highland White Terrier.

Thomas - Turramurra Vet hospital Attendant

Thomas

Veterinary Hospital Attendant

Thomas joins our team as our first ever Veterinary Hospital Attendant.  Thomas’s calm can do attitude & keen eye for detail helps keep our hospital clean & tidy. His roles are vast & you may see his smiling face restocking the pet food in the waiting room or cleaning the shop front window. He also assists the vet team by ensuring everything is where it should be in the consult rooms.  Tom has grown up around animals living on a large property in the Hills district. He has previously worked as a cleaner & as a surveyor’s assistant & has landed on his feet here at TVH & is an invaluable assistant to our nurses & patients.

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