Hi! I’m Tess


So a little about me,

I have worked in a vet clinic since I was 17 years old. I started out as a work experience student and was hired as a trainee whilst I studied Veterinary Nursing. I worked full time and studied online. 

That started in 2012 and to this day I still work for the same vet clinic. It's been 10 years of growth, passion and building the person I am today. 

I started managing all of our social media platforms in 2015 and in 2018, I was promoted to Practice Manager.

Ive also dabbled in a bit of after hours emergency hospital work.

I have a real soft spot for brachycephalic (squishy-faced) breeds and a passion educating others on animal care!

These days, I manage every aspect of our day-to-day operations in an absolutely beautiful, hospital grade clinic. I look after 5 Vets, 13 Vet Nurses & 2 Kennel Hands. 

I have all different duties from  administration, sorting through job applications, reading resumes & interviewing to training staff, monitoring anaesthetics, performing dentals and also keeping my team happy. 

One minute I will be in my office sending out vaccination reminders, and the next I am scrubbed into a surgery helping a Veterinarian with a complex surgery. I love it and I couldn't see myself doing anything else. 

Everyday is different. 

Over the years, I have squeezed in some animal charity fundraising to help those less fortunate. Ive worked with BARC, Animal Welfare League, Animal Aid Unlimited & Pets in the Park. 

I live on the Gold Coast in Australia, right near the beach with my Boston Terrier "Daphne." We both love the sun and our daily ice latte walks. 

I come from a family of animal lovers. My dad has a million birds, and my mum has never once refused me bringing home a sick or foster pet. (Trust me there have been many & most of them still live there!)

Working with animals was always going to be my future, and I want it to become yours too

Tess the Vet Nurse 

Hi! I’m Daphne


So a little about her,

Daphne is a 2 year old Boston Terrier. She has an extraordinarily long tongue, but is the sweetest and most affectionate little girl ever. 

She comes to work with me at least twice a week to supervise. 

She has had bilateral luxating patella surgery, you can watch her surgery and recovery vlog on my YouTube channel!

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