Vet Nurse Hayley Bradshaw

Veterinary Nurse, Hayley

DVN, RVN, CAM (Captive Wild Animals), APVN (Avian)

Hayley was born and raised in New Zealand. She completed her tertiary studies in Auckland and began her exotics career working in one of NZ’s only exotic pet clinics, where she spent five years developing her skills in exotic pet nursing.

In 2019, Hayley moved to Brisbane, where she worked at the RSPCA Wildlife Hospital for 18 months before moving to Melbourne to take up a nursing contract at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre in late 2020.

Finally, in 2021, Hayley joined the team at The Unusual Pet Vets Peninsula clinic. She now spends the majority of her work life at UPV, though she continues to work casual shifts at Healesville Sanctuary.

As a nurse, Hayley has a particular love for critical/intensive care nursing, neonates and native species.

Hobbies and Interests

Hayley lives a quiet life outside of work, watching movies, listening to audiobooks and podcasts and spending time with her pets. Hayley also loves to be out in nature, watching wildlife and travels back home to NZ to visit her family regularly.

Owned Pets

Hayley shares her home with two feline friends named Zumi and Aslan, three rabbits called Ada, Mahli and Maya, a Stimson’s python, Loki and Shingleback lizard named Echo.


Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (NZ)

Certificate in Animal Management: Captive Wild Animals (Zookeeping)

Currently studying the Advanced Program in Veterinary Nursing of Exotics, Wildlife and Zoo Animals.


Cover Story published in NZ Vet Nurse Magazine 2019