Sam Bentham-thompson (Senior Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse)
Sam has had a keen interest in animals since she was very young, with almost all her childhood photos including an adored and well loved pet of one sort or another.
She has been a devoted pet care professional at Huntingdale since 2012 and is a highly valued member of the HVC team. She is an extremely competent and highly enthusiastic addition to your pet care team.
Sam recently spent time furthering her skills as a specialty surgery nurse and has returned to us with a wealth of new knowledge. Her passion and specialist training will further advance the surgical care, anaesthetic monitoring, patient surgery preparation and anaesthetic recovery at Huntingdale Vet. The veterinarians, staff, trainees and particularly patients are very lucky to have such an experienced nurse managing their day in surgery.
Her cat O'malley was one of our much beloved cat adoption kittens who Sam instantly fell in love with and claimed as her own.
Gemma Johnston (Experienced Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse)
Gemma is a 2015 TAFE graduate who is a passionate advocate for the welfare of animals. She has extensive experience in veterinary practices and the pet care industry.
She has a keen interest in pet behaviour with a particular passion for early puppy development and canine agility. Gemma is our go to team member for your pet's behavioural based problems and solutions.
Much of her spare time is spent with her German Shepherd "Ronon" participating in agility and tracking classes. "Ronon" is an excpeptional, highly trained dare we say it "elite" canine companion.
Katie Smith (Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse)
Katie is a local, 2016 graduate and former favourite work experience student of the Huntingdale Vet team. She is our in house exotic pets "super star" who has worked extensively in animal rescue and has an absolute passion for rabbits.
Her Rabbit "Nibbles" recently had specialist ear surgery to assist in treating a recurrent ear problem.... she admits to spending many $1000s but would not have it any other way. Her enthusiasm, desire to learn and strong work ethic has her well placed to be a valuable asset to the clients and patients of Huntingdale.
Taryn Richards (Cert IV Registered Veterinary Nurse)
Taryn is a 2016 TAFE graduate who came to us after an inital training period at a inner city vet practice. Being another highly trained and local veterinary nurse the team at Huntingdale were keen to secure her services. She has a very strong passion for customer service and will always go above and beyond to help clients, patients and the HVC team.
Taryn has been a super fast learner and rapidly became a valuable part of our pet care team. She has a strong background in surgical nursing particularly orthopaedic surgery, pain monitoring and patient recovery. She has the desire and passion to become highly successful within the veterinary industry.
She is an avid dog lover and spends much of her time trying to wear out her amazing and very active blue heeler "Mia".