Practice Manager/Veterinary Nurse
(BSc, Cert IV Vet Nursing, Cert IV TAE, AVN, RVN)
Having worked in hospitality for many years, about 6 years ago Michele decided it was time for a change in career. Michele grew up on a property with a wide range of animals and knew that one day she would work with animals. Since coming to Vet Nursing she has never looked back. Michele loves that we get to know your pets and have a hand in making them better when they are not well. You can guarantee they will always get lots of cuddles! Michele also runs puppy preschool
classes at Normanhurst Vet and loves seeing the puppies develop and then come back when they are older. It’s great to see them enjoy coming to the Vet. Michele has a 6 year old cat, Snoop, whom she adopted last year. He’s a gorgeous boy who loves scratches under the chin and snuggling up on the lounge. Michele looks forward to helping you and your pet when you’re next at Normanhurst Vet Practice.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
(Cert II Animal Studies, Cert IV Vet Nursing, ISFMDipFN, AVN, RVN)
Michelle is from the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. After completing her Cert IV in 2014, Michelle worked on the Central Coast for a few years before finding Normanhurst as the perfect place to contribute to animal care and welfare in 2017. She completed her Diploma in Feline Nursing in 2019 and is dedicated to continuing education, maintaining veterinary registration and accreditation. Michelle finds giving individual care to each animal immensely rewarding as getting to know each patient and helping them through a hard time is a fulfilling role. At home Michelle has chickens, Burmese rescue cats and an outrageous Border Collie x Poodle! When she’s not working with animals Michelle enjoys being with her family, bushwalking and doing further study.
Senior Veterinary Nurse
(Cert IV Veterinary Nursing)
Growing up, Kayla always knew she would work with animals. She completed her Certificate 4 in Vet Nursing at Richmond TAFE back in 2011 and joined the team at Normanhurst Vet Practice in 2012. Kayla enjoys most aspects of vet nursing, however she has a special interest in Avian, pocket pets, wildlife and emergencies.
After several career choices Luke has found his niche working with animals. He has a passion for native wildlife and is often out helping rescue groups when not at work. Luke is currently working towards his Cert IV in Vet Nursing, which will be completed at the end of the year. Luke loves giving extra attention and cuddles to all the pets who come into the clinic. Outside of work Luke has a menagerie of animals at home and rehomes rabbits and a range of different birds. Luke also has a gorgeous American Staffy Romper who is well known to the team at the clinic.
Sara is originally from Italy she made the move to Australia in 2013 and joined Normanhurst team in 2019. She previously worked in hospitality in Italy, England, Brisbane and Sydney, before deciding to change careers and follow her dream of becoming a vet nurse.
She has been an animal lover since she was a child, growing up with many pets and volunteering with different animal organisations around the world.
She finds caring for pets an incredibly rewarding opportunity and thoroughly enjoys nurturing a relationship with all of them.
Kubrick, her ginger cat, rules the home and will spend hours just lying and sun baking.
Her dream is to one day own a property and share it with a goose, a pig, a pigeon and few cats and dogs.
When Sara is not at the Clinic cuddling animals she enjoys listening to good 70’s-80’s rock music, watching Stanley Kubrick’s movies, travelling around the globe and running.
Tanya started vet nursing in 2006 in Wollongong. She has worked at several GP clinics across the Central Coast and Sydney. Tanya worked for a period at Guide Dogs NSW assisting with their breeding program and looking after the dogs on site.
After many years nursing you can now find Tanya at our front desk helping all our clients and their pets. When not at work Tanya enjoys spending time with her 2 boys and Frenchie the cat.