Sonna is our head nurse. In 2007 Sonna joined our Jerrabomberra Veterinary Hospital, and completed her certificate IV in veterinary nursing in 2008. Sonna enjoys working on her continuing education, ensuring she is keeping up to date with new practices, and nursing ideas for our team along the way. Sonna tries to visit the preschool once yearly to discuss with children about animal safety and caring for them, this putting her animals and love for children together. When Sonna isn't looking after all the Jerrabomberra animals she is spending time with her husband Steve, her little boy Cody, who shares her love of animals with her, he is always willing to visit at work and met the new animal visitors and give them a much needed cuddle, and her pets Teddy the shihtzu and Munchkins her rescued cat. Outside of work Sonna's interests are camping, motor bike riding, and cooking.
Naomi has been with us since October 2016. Our own gothic angel, Naomi has a heart of gold. She has extensively traveled to do charity work,including with Animals Asia in China for three months and Big Conservation in Africa. Naomi has plans for further work like this in the future. A Canberra local, Naomi completed her certificate four in Veterinary Nursing in 2015. Naomi’s pets include cockatiels Ash and Peppie, a beagle named Zara, and a cat named Elvis (the King!) In her spare time Naomi enjoys relaxing with her pets and watching movies.
Felicity started as a kennel hand in 2014 and started nursing in 2015.She has her Certificate III in Animal Companion Services and is currently studying Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has a dog Phoebe who is a Cocker Spaniel X and has just recently adopted 2 beautiful kittens named Google and Twitter. She has a love for all animals and also volunteer's at the zoo one day a week working with the Primates. In her spare time she likes to read any books on animals and watch David Attenborough films
Nicki is one of our senior nurses. She has been a qualified vet nurse for over 10 years now. Nicki started working at Kippax Veterinary Hospital in 2007 after a three month adventure in South Africa. Nicki met her husband while in South Africa and they now have a beautiful little boy, born in Decemeber 2009. Nicki first started working at our clinic at the beginning of 2012. Nicki's family has several horses and she has competed in endurance riding (long-distance) for the past 20 years. She also enjoys playing volleyball, polocross and making jewellery.
Born and raised in Carwoola, her passion for animals blossomed through the years spent in her family home. She has completed her certificate III in animal studies and is currently studying her certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Brooklyn has also completed her certificate IV in fashion and wishes to begin her certificate IV in captive animals to start a new journey of becoming a zoo keeper.When Brooklyn is not working she spends a lot of time with her Malamute Alaska and trains in body building.
Alex started her veterinary nursing career at Kippax Vet Hospital as a work experience student in
2018 before completing her veterinary nursing certificate IV in September 2019 whilst working as a
kennel hand and nurse. Alex has worked in the animal industry for many years working with a range
of animals from cattle to chickens. When not working at Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra Vet
Hospitals Alex does puppy classes at Googong Vet Centre. She loves to travel and has been to
Iceland, Ireland, England, France, and United Arab Emirates. Alex’s other hobbies are baking,
decorating cakes, and spoiling her fur babies Sooty the cat and Rubeus the Labrador
Chantelle is a Canberra local. She has always had a passion for animals and knew from a very early age that her goal was to work in the animal industry. Chantelle completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009 and has experience in small animal nursing in Canberra and Brisbane. Chantelle loves all things animal and spends a great deal of her time caring for her family’s many rescued cats and dogs. Outside of work, Chantelle is a mother of two young boys and loves reading, yoga and camping with her family.
Carrie grew up in the Northern Territory surrounded by wildlife as her father was a ranger with NT Parks and Wildlife. She always loved animals and began working in the animal industry when she was 18, and can’t imagine not working with animals.
Carrie began vet nursing in 2006 and since then has worked within nursing, reception and practice management roles. Carrie and her family moved to the Queanbeyan area in 2016 and has worked in various Veterinary Hospitals in Canberra before joining the Queanbeyan Vet team in the middle of 2021.
Carrie is passionate about animal welfare and rescue pets, and founded a QLD Dog Rescue Charity that specialises in Chihuahuas. Carrie has rescued over 400 dogs and 500 cats in the last 15 years. Her special interests are dog behaviour and rehabilitation and she hopes to complete a qualification in dog training in the next few years.
Carrie has two animal-crazy children, three little senior dogs, an enormous ex-feral rescue cat, three cheeky pet rats and a guinea pig.
Jill started working in the veterinary industry over ten years ago in a general practice environment. With limited experience with animals, except for her own pets. She then changed to high paced emergency environment where she trained and qualified as a veterinary nurse. When Jill is not working and hanging out with awesome vet staff, Jill likes to perform in live production theatre. Her most recent performance as Mrs Pearce in My Fair Lady at The Q in Queanbeyan.
Ann relocated to the Queanbeyan area in 2020. She has always had a passion for animals growing up on acreage on the mid north coast with horses, cattle, goats and sheep along with the families pet
dogs and cats.
Ann completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2003 and has worked in mixed animal
practice in Armidale and Cooma in both nursing and reception duties.
Ann loves animals of all types and has spent a great deal of her time volunteering and fostering dogs
and cats for the RSPCA.
Now her time is spent raising her 2 children and caring for her family’s 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs
and 3 chickens.
Victoria is a local, growing up in Queanbeyan and attending school at Mackillop in Tuggergong.
Graduating year 12 in 2015, she then continued her study in beauty therapy achieving her
diploma. Victoria then started working at a busy salon in the city for 6 years. She then moved into
studying veterinary nursing in 2021 which has been her long-term goal.
Victoria started working at Queanbeyan and Jerrabomberra vet hospital in 2021 whilst completing
her training. Outside of work her interests are hiking and being active outdoors. She also enjoys
trying new restaurants, working on old cars and admiring them at car shows.
Shalyn started with the team at the end of 2020 as the clinic receptionist, leaving the high pace of
the emergency hospital. She has her Certificate III in Captive animal care as well as a certificate in
Equine massage therapy and rehabilitation.
She has a Border Collie, Tyrion, and a Darwin python named Jenny. In her spare time, she spends
time at the coast or taking a local day trip out of town.
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