Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse, Veterinary Nurse Technician
Sam is our quiet achiever and a very popular member of staff. She has been working at Gawler Animal Hospital since 2008 and is a fully qualified veterinary nurse. She has also completed her Veterinary Technician qualification and has a real talent in veterinary anaesthesia (amongst other things). She acts as our ‘go-to’ person for all native fauna and has raised several possums (possi?), birds, lizards, etc.
Reflecting her country background (she’s a Stockport girl), her passions go beyond the normal as she has a 10-foot pet carpet python (with attitude!), a galah named Henry and an Australian magpie named Kevin! On the more conventional side, Sam has a little Maltese cross girl called Dooka (who is great friends with Kevin the magpie!) and Willow, a Staffy Cross. When she is not with her pets, she loves to go to the beach or up the river to spend time with her friends.
Sam was married to husband Paul in 2016 and is now a proud Mum! Harrison Hogben arrived in early 2018 and has already been introduced to the local footy club (they start recruiting young in the country)! Naturally, this meant a break from duties with us. We were delighted to welcome her back after a stint of maternity leave and Sam is now heavily involved in our dental program.