Vet Nurse Katie

Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

For the last six years, Katie has been nursing with Small Animals and Exotics, which has greatly affirmed her love of nursing of all things unusual. When Katie turned 18, she first became a volunteer for WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue & Education Service), and built her experience in handling and caring for our native species, and spent much of her time raising and rehabilitating native birds for release.

Katie has joined UPV Canberra further to grow her knowledge and skills as an Exotics Nurse and to one day have the skill set to train new Nurses coming into the field in Exotics pet care.

Hobbies and Interest

Katie is a Roller Derby Fiend! For those unfamiliar with Roller Derby, it is a contact sport on Roller Skates -which sounds crazy, but Katie says it is the most fun and inclusive sport in existence. Katie also loves being outdoors, road trips, hiking, swimming, podcasts, museums and galleries, and recreational skating outdoors.

Owned Pets

Katie is a proud pet parent to Ducky, a Scaly-breasted Lorikeet.