Our Veterinary Nurses
Kate moved to Perth in 2011 from Ireland. She started working with us as a kennel hand in 2012, then worked hard to complete her certificate IV and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2014. She worked her way up to become part of our senior nursing team. In 2018 Kate decided she wanted to try out a different career path and left us for a few years before rejoining us this year as our Practice Manager.
Kate loves everything about nursing! She is extremely passionate about her rescue work. Over the years she has rescued and rehomed over 200 kittens and puppies.
Kate’s home life is also filled with rescue animals, most collected from Warwick Vet. She has 3 cats Trouble, Panda & Phoenix and 3 dogs Cheech, Dearg and Moon along with 8 rescue chickens.
Outside of work Kate loves spending time in the Swan Valley, enjoying a cheeseboard and wine with her Husband Ian... and Moon of course, he's never far from her side.
Amy completed her certificate IV and qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2019. She started work at Warwick Vet in 2020 after she moved from Kalgoorlie to Perth.
Amy enjoys all aspects of nursing, her favourite role is the monitoring of patients post op. She makes sure they are comfortable and warm all the while giving them cuddles and assessing their pain management.
Outside of work Amy is mum to 2 beautiful furless kids and 2 cats Hamish and Dorito, both of whom are rescue cats who she adopted during her nursing career.
While not at work Amy spends time with her family, her kids love going to the beach. Away from the kids she loves spending time with friends sipping cocktails and sharing laughs.
Karrie began her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2017, soon after she started doing her work experience at Warwick Veterinary Hospital. Karrie quickly proved herself to be a valuable member of our team and was quickly offered a permanent position here.
Karrie has always had a passion for animals from a very young age. She has owned and looked after various types of animals over the years.
Currently Karrie has a beautiful shih tzu named Milo, 3 hand raised rescue cats (Koko, Alex & Theo) and a rescued long neck turtle named Jimmy.
Karrie really enjoys nursing, she really loves the surgical nursing aspect of her role and has an interest in wound healing.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys being outdoors, spending time at the beach and with friends and family.
Ellie completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016, after working for two years, she took a short break from the industry, returning recently to continue her passion of nursing.
Ellie loves the organisational side of reception work, where she gets the opportunity to focus on administration, while also being the friendly face of the practice, who will warmly welcome you and your pets during their visits. Ellie is a sociable and kind member of the team, who is always up for a chat.
Ellie loves dogs, especially poodles, owning four herself! Spending quality time with her poodles Bear, Tiger, Charlie and Wilson is one of her favourite ways to spend a day.
During her time off, Ellie also enjoys being with family and friends. As well as making delicious smelling candles for her own small business.
Mikaela started work experience with us in 2018, as an AVT student studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Early in, she was offered a place on our team, and is now a full time member of staff.
Mikaela has always known her career path would lead into animal care. She appreciates all areas of nursing, and especially loves surgical nursing, along with reception, where she has the opportunity to meet clients and their much loved pets. She has been extremely passionate about animal rescue from a young age. Mikaela has fostered for cat rescue groups since the age of 13. Mostly kittens and cats from a street background. Mikaela owns both cats and dogs. All of whom, are rescued foster fails. She adopted her crazy girl Dakota, a border collie mixed breed at 4 weeks old. Along with her two cats, Mumma and Lulu. Lulu the high maintenance Persian with lots of sass, and Mumma the abandoned street cat who came into her care after delivering a litter of four.
In her free time, Mikaela enjoys the gym, time outdoors, spending time with her friends, art, and time with her pets.
Neke started in the industry in 2015 as an animal attendant, gaining experience in the hopes of studying veterinary science. She quickly realised that nursing was the pathway for her and got her nursing qualification instead. She has nursed in large general practice hospitals as well as emergency and specialty, and enjoys a variety of roles in clinic. In particular she enjoys the dirty and typically gross surgeries, as well as having an organisational blitz!
Neke thinks dogs are nature's anti-depressants, and refuses to have any less than two at any one time; currently she has her heart dog Tyrion (part of a Game of Thrones themed litter at the shelter) and Crash, having just said goodbye to her little old lady, Sasha. She also has two cats, Rowena Schnitzel (aka Weenie, aka Satan) and Kitty Delicious (aka Chonky). She guinea pigs, rabbits, and even a snake. During kitten season she will foster a litter or two, to the absolute delight of Tyrion who makes sure all kittens are well looked after.
Out of work Neke is studying Computer Science, and eventually wants to create her own veterinary software and applications. During her rare moments of free time she likes to play video games, travel, try DIY projects around the house, and find the perfect balance of cost vs taste in a bottle of red!
Alyce ("Rainbow") graduated from university in 2012 with a double-major degree in Psychology, Criminology and Justice. In her Honours year (2013), she wrote a thesis on a chosen topic, which ignited her passion for the human-animal bond. She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse, and has worked in busy general practice, and in emergency and critical care. She is also experienced in nursing exotic pets and wildlife (e.g., birds, rodents, reptiles, etc.).
Alyce enjoys many roles within nursing, but she is particularly drawn to unusual medical/surgical cases, or anything involving exotic pets and wildlife. She is also very passionate about mental health and wellbeing in what can be a very challenging profession. Often described as "mother hen" - to the people and animals she meets, Alyce's nursing journey and absolute purpose is to share a deep sense of compassion.
Alyce is currently owned by many creatures, including a domestic black panther (Cole), a rabbit (Hopscotch), a snake (Eve), 2 cockatiels (Cocoa & Presley), and 3 chickens (Dita, Purl, & Clementine).
When she isn't working, Alyce can be found trying to conquer her fear of heights at indoor bouldering, or enjoying down-time at home with her menagerie.