Laura is another of our staff to come from a medical reception background, having spent four years in this role prior to joining us at Gawler Animal Hospital. In her case, however, she had long since held a burning desire to be involved in veterinary practice. To this end, she had been studying part-time to become a veterinary nurse. When the opportunity arose to join us, she jumped at the chance.
Laura’s reception skills came to the fore, providing cover for a maternity leave. At the same time, she was able to involve herself in the wider responsibilities of the hospital and to continue her nursing studies in a full-time, practical environment. Now that Lauren (Swannie) has returned from maternity leave, Laura has been able to spend more time in the hospital environment and is now well through her Certificate II studies in veterinary nursing.
Although starting life in Sydney, Laura ended up being a Trinity College student and so qualifies as a local! Whilst there, she tells us she starred on the athletics field (as a sprinter). She can’t remember her personal best times but does remember that she was usually first across the line!
At home, Laura has 2 dogs – Pippin, a Maltese x Chihuahua terrier, and Parker, a multi-breed boy, to keep her busy.