(Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, Cert II Animal Studies, Cert III Customer Contact and Canine Massage)
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.
(Cert II Veterinary Nursing)
Freyja started her vet nursing career at Brisband RSPCA in 2014. She remained at the RSPCA for 3 years, where she was exposed to a variety of different animals in all manner of states of ill health. The experiences that Freyja gained at the RSPCA fueled her passion for animals and their welfare. Freyja then worked in a vet clinic in Brisbane and also completed her Certificate II in Animal Studies (Vet Nursing). She has since moved back to Sydney and is currently completing her Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. She immediately falls in love with every pet she meets, endeavoring to make each one feel safe and comfortable. On her days off, you will likely find her reading, knitting or joyfully pointing out every dog she sees to her partner.
(B. Science, Cert IV Veterinary Nursing, AVN. RVN)
Michelle is from the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. She learned about animal care at the TAFE Hunter Institute in Kurri Kurri where kangaroos, snakes and microbes provided an exciting backdrop. After finishing her studies, Michelle worked on the Central Coast for a few years before finding Normanhurst as the perfect place to contribute to animal care and welfare. She finds giving individual care to each animal immensely rewarding, getting to know each patient and helping them through a hard time is a fulfilling role. At home Michelle has three chickens, two Burmese rescue cats and an outrageous Border Collie x Poodle! When she’s not working with animals Michelle enjoys playing with her family, bushwalking or doing further study or reading.
(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.
(BAnVetBioSc (Hons), Veterinary student)
Jess graduated from a Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience degree in 2015 and is currently studying Veterinary Science at Sydney University to pursue her dream of being a fully qualified veterinarian. She had always wanted to be a vet as a child, however never felt confident enough. So, Jess had plans to follow another passion and work in animal nutrition. It was after a few weeks of working in a veterinary clinic as a receptionist that she realised that the veterinary industry is where she belongs and the rest is history. Jess has been nursing for 4 years now and her passion is providing the best care possible and making animals comfortable at the clinic. In her spare time she helps run a ferret rescue, volunteers for a dog rescue and tends to her own animals. She also has a keen interest in sleep, sewing and pizza, for those of you asking “what makes this girl what she is?” the answer is “Coffee”, she is 100% coffee.
When he’s not busy with his nursing duties, Luke can be found at the front desk where he always gives our customers and patients a warm welcome. Luke is always willing to help and give some special attention to your patients who may be a little nervous to be at the Vet. Luke also assists Michele with our puppy school and has started leading classes himself. Outside of work, Luke has a menagerie of animals at home and re-homes rabbits and a range of different birds. Luke’s American Staff – Romper – is well know to the team and enjoys his visits to the clinic. Luke also has a passion for native wildlife and he’s been known to spend his spare time searching for koalas in the bush around Sydney.
Lisa is our Receptionist. She has a Certificate IV in Business Administration. She has a strong background in administration having worked for many years as a personal assistant in a large school and religious institution where she enjoyed organising and improving processes. She has always had a keen and curious interest in all creatures great and small and was thrilled to have the opportunity to combine her admin skills in an environment where she can meet both people and their animals. Before taking up full time work, she volunteered at Monika’s Doggie Rescue and continues to sponsor her rescue dogs. In her spare time, she cares for her human family and pet family – 2 dogs and a cockatiel – and goes kayaking and bushwalking with her husband in the great outdoors.