Nursing Team

  • Sonna Schramm
    Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

    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.

  • Dean Meade

    After ten years experience working in animal Welfare centres in customer service/reception , Dean has relocated to Goulburn and is enjoying aquieter life . He has joined the team at Queanbeyan Vet Hospital. Deanloves assisting customers with there needs and displays a high level of empathy in meeting there expectations. His time off is spent playing tennis and also hanging with his family. Dean also has two miniature pinschers called Gus and Pretzel and two Cornish rex cats called LilyAllen and Poppy.

  • 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 travel.

  • 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 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 Blacker
    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brooklyn Perrin

    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 James

    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 Kippax Vet Hospital Alex has volunteered with Queanbeyan RFS and other charity organisations. She loves to travel and has been to Iceland, Ireland, England, France and United Arab Emirates. Alex’s other hobbies are baking, knitting, reading and spoiling her fur babies Sooty the cat and Hazel her beloved horse.


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