Joslyn has been a veterinary nurse for 13 years and has worked in various emergency and general practice vets around Australia. She is very passionate about emergency veterinary nursing and is transferring to human emergency work; she is currently a full-time student studying a Bachelor of Science in Paramedicine. Joslyn enjoys her role as a nurse manager, particularly coordinating continuing education and training for our nursing staff. Joslyn has a wonderful fiancé Nick, two beautiful children, a standard poodle named Jagar and a rescue cat called Puss-Puss.
Colleen, one of our Nurse Managers, comes from an extensive emergency and critical care background in both Canada and Australia. Colleen is also a qualified phlebotomist, therefore her work passion lies in placing IV catheters and drawing blood. In her spare time you may find her surfing, doing nature photography or playing guitar and singing.
Hannah has been a veterinary nurse for 8 years. After spending 5 years in general practice, Hannah made the move to emergency and critical care and has loved every moment of it. The fast-paced nature of emergency and having constant opportunities to learn is what Hannah enjoys most. And, of course, helping to save the lives and alleviate pain and suffering in furry family members. In her spare time, Hannah likes to hang out at the park or down the river with her rescue dog named Piper.
Laura has been nursing animal patients for 6 years and loves all things emergency and critical care. She recently made the move from GP to full-time emergency nurse at AEC in 2017, and she loves the fast-paced, life-saving work that she performs there. Laura has a degree in zoology from UWA and particularly enjoys treating wildlife and learning about animal behaviour. She has three rescue cats and one American Staffy called Harvey. Harvey was rescued from a fighting background and is missing most of her lip! Outside of working with animals, Laura enjoys the local music scene and playing video games.
Teghan has been a Veterinary Nurse for 7 years, working mostly in a mixed animal practice in Merredin. Whilst working in general practice, she gained experience working with a variety of animals including horses, sheep, alpaca and cattle. After moving to Perth, she worked as a surgery nurse at Cat Haven for 6 months before making the decision to join the team at Animal Emergency Care in January 2018. She enjoys the fast-paced environment of emergency nursing and is passionate about providing the best care to patients.
Gabriella received her Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Bologna in Italy and has since gained registration in Australia. She has worked as a veterinarian in small animal practice in Italy for 3 years before moving to Australia at the end of 2012. Gabriella worked in Sydney until the end of 2013, when she travelled to WA to join Perth Veterinary Specialist’s Veterinary Imaging Centre before joining the Animal Emergency Care team initially as a veterinary nurse and we are now pleased to have her as part of our vet team.
Jess is a registered veterinary nurse of 3.5 years’ experience. She has recently transitioned to the AEC team as a fulltime nurse from general practice, and she loves the challenges and rewarding aspects of emergency veterinary nursing. She has two dogs (a kelpie x border collie and a kelpie) and a cat. She is a home body that loves to relax with a coffee and go to food festivals. She was born in Queensland and came to live in Perth 5yrs ago to enjoy a more laid back lifestyle.
Kelly has been a veterinary nurse for over 10 years, and she has been an emergency nurse with AEC for 5 of those years. She is passionate about emergency and surgical nursing and loves working with exotic pets and wildlife. She enthusiastically pursues continuing education and takes every opportunity to expand her knowledge. Outside of work, Kelly is an arts and crafts kind of girl, participates in any dog events that Perth has to offer with her dog Lucy and is heavily involved in the animal rescue world. She also owns four rescue cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.
Adelle has been a veterinary nurse for 10 years, and she is one of AEC’s fulltime nurses. She is a horse and horse-riding fanatic, and spends her spare time caring for her horse and 2 rescue pets. Peanut (pictured) is a regular visitor to AEC. Adele is a big foodie and an even bigger Harry Potter nerd.
After working in general veterinary practice in the UK for many years, Amy decided she wanted a change of pace and moved to Perth in 2014. Since then she has worked in a variety of veterinary practices across Perth as a locum and has since joined Animal Emergency Care on a permanent basis. Amy has a genuine passion for her work and thoroughly enjoys the new challenges emergency veterinary medicine brings. In her spare time, you will find her at the local beach soaking up some good old Aussie sun, the novelty still hasn’t worn off. Amy has two naughty-tortie cats at home named Indi and Sakura.
Louise hails from The Cotswolds in the UK and came to Australia in 1999 where she completed her Veterinary Science degree at University of Queensland. She started working in emergency practice at Murdoch in 2007, where she attained her membership in Emergency & Critical Care. Louise joined Perth Veterinary Specialist’s emergency care team as head vet in 2014 and aided in the establishment of Animal Emergency Care as an emergency and referral veterinary hospital. Louise enjoys spending time with her rescue fur-babies, and she is pursuing her environmental and recycling passion by implementing a rain-water harvesting system as part of her home renovations.
Elodie has completed her residency at Murdoch University and is preparing to sit her specialist board exams in small animal emergency and critical care in 2018. During her residency, Elodie also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies. She is currently writing her research master thesis amongst clinical work. Elodie’s main clinical interests are cardiorespiratory emergencies and treating critically ill dogs and cats. In her spare time, Elodie enjoys Pilates, going to the beach and spending time with her fiancé and fur kids Elly and Stollie.
Michelle originates from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she obtained a qualification in veterinary medicine in 2009. She then graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2012. Michelle joined AEC as a new graduate and has been here ever since. Her passion for emergency practice led her to being admitted as a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Emergency and Critical Care in 2017. Michelle is a black belt in Taekwondo, attaining the title of WA State Champion in Poomsae in 2015. She is also the owner of Fentanyl Patch, a rescue cat who thinks she is a Labrador as she is partial to eating things she shouldn’t.
John graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery from Murdoch University in 2017. He has been working in veterinary nursing roles for the past six years through a local general practice and through the Veterinary Imaging Centre within the Perth Veterinary Specialists Hospital. Since a young age, John has always had an affinity for working with animals. Originally wanting to become a Marine Biologist, focus shifted to Veterinary Science with a view to work on wildlife species. Throughout veterinary school, John found a new passion in helping companion animals and in helping furrier family members and has now found enjoyment in small animal veterinary work. John’s interests lie mostly in radiology and internal medicine, and one day hopes to consider specialising in these areas. John has been part of the Animal Emergency Care team as a rotating intern since the start of 2018.
Born and raised in urban Singapore, Tezella grew up with 3 dogs, a dozen hamsters, 2 tortoises, a rescue rabbit, and several fish. However, it has always been a dream of hers to be a vet volunteer at animal shelters and participate in wildlife and conservation programs. She took her first step in fulfilling that dream when she graduated from Murdoch University as a veterinarian. From there, Tez broadened her experience working in an exotics and small animal general practice in Singapore before joining AEC this year. She devotes herself wholeheartedly to all her patients and is committed to providing great veterinary care. In her free time, Tez volunteers at animal shelters in Singapore and Thailand. Outside work, you will find her and Belly, her miniature Schnauzer, taking a stroll in a park, running along the coasts of various dog beaches, or going on road trips and tours with her family.
Sam attained his veterinary degree from Murdoch University and is completing an internship at Animal Emergency Care. Sam once spent a year volunteering for a community project in Nicaragua, he loves working with animals and he is the proud owner of a dog called Ellie. Sam enjoys his role as one of AEC’s talented community events representatives. Sam once completed a rubix cube, and he has an inner desire to become famous…he’s just not sure how yet.