Nursing Team

Katie Hall

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

A caring and dynamic team player, Katie joined our team in 2012. Katie is a keen traveler and left us in 2014 to explore the world and work as a vet nurse, and also at a hotel, in beautiful Banff in Canada. We were very glad to welcome Katie back after her overseas adventures.  Katie is certificate IV qualified in Veterinary Nursing, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce part time at the University of Canberra.  Katie loves all things outdoors, with mountain climbing and snowboarding being among her favourite activities.

Nicki Mokhiza

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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.

 

Sonna Schramm

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

In 2007 Sonna joined 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.

Andrea Thompson

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Andrea has grown up in Queanbeyan all her life and also attended school in the area. Upon graduation of year 12 from Karabar high in 2016, Andrea moved straight into studying for her certificate IV in veterinary nursing at CIT and graduated in 2017. Andrea started at working here at the end of 2017. At home Andrea has 2 Labradors that are brother and sister, a guinea pig and 3 horses. Andrea has a passion for athletics and competes at an advanced level. Her other interests outside of work include horse riding and travelling too

 

Naomi Dempsey

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Naomi has been with us since October 2016. Our own gothic angel, Naomi has a heart of gold. She has extensively travelled 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 Blacker

Undertaking Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

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

 

Ingrid Verheyden

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

 

 

Caitlin Fyle

Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

Caitlin hails from Queensland, and finished school in 2013. Since then she began studying animation and digital design before discovering her passion for vet nursing. Caitlin is still working on finishing her certificate four through Open Colleges. Caitlin has a Standardbred horse called Summer, two malamutes and two cats. Caitlin sells traditional and digital art as a hobby and enjoys making pastries. Caitlin’s favourite things about vet nursing are helping animals and learning about different animals and the different care they require.