Gemma grew up in an animal loving family near Wallan. She started her veterinary nursing career in December 2008. Since this time she has acquired a vast array of veterinary nursing skills. She has a much loved Whippet Tess, a handsome Vizla named Parker and a slightly overweight cat called Felix. She also still looks after her childhood pony. Gemma has a special interest in canine obedience having trained both her dogs with the assistance of several obedience clubs throughout Melbourne.
In her spare time Gemma enjoys spending time with my family and friends, going fishing, walks with the dogs and listening to country music.
Kristy started veterinary nursing as a volunteer in 2012 and began her certificate IV in 2013. After 2 years in clinic she decided to move onto other industries. In 2016 Kristy realised nursing was her passion, she decided to give it another shot and hasn’t looked back since! After a further 4 years in clinic she finally gained her qualification in 2020 and has been part of the Tullamarine Animal Hospital since September 2020. In her spare time Kristy enjoys travelling and spending time with her partner along with 2 dogs Cash & Lando and cat Gus.
Rebecca spent a couple of years after high school procrastinating what she wanted to do with her life, trying her hand at office work and then gaining her Diploma in Beauty Therapy. Never feeling completely fulfilled, and always having a love of animals, Rebecca gained employment as a kennel hand in 2010. Within a few months she moved into a nursing role and spent the next eight years honing her skills and knowledge until in 2018 she moved on to a second clinic before joining the Tullamarine Animal Hospital in October 2020. With ten years of nursing experience now under her belt, the days are still filled with enough hard work and snuggles to keep Rebecca happy with her decision to pursue her childhood dream of working with animals.
Rebecca and her husband have two 11 year old Spoodle x Maltese sisters who are spoilt rotten and a Cockatiel that found a permanent home after coming in as a stray at her previous clinic.
Rebecca's tip for pet owners:
"If you don’t have pet insurance, creating an emergency fund for your pet can help ease those unfortunate times when surprise injuries or illnesses strike."
As a child, Cherie would tell people that one day she would be a vet or vet nurse! At 3 years old, she would sing Elvis songs to her cat and dance with her fish! The only people that she’d agree to be friends with all coincidentally had their own pets!
In 2018, she left her office marketing career to go on maternity leave and decided to maximise her time at home by studying and following her lifelong dream of working in a vet clinic. Cherie is currently studying Vet Nursing with the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing.
Cherie began as a placement student at Tullamarine Animal Hospital when the clinic was first opened, and within a few weeks was offered a permanent position. She loves all aspects of her role, but especially loves being at the front, meeting and chatting with our lovely clients & patients!
Cherie is a Gladstone Park local who lives with her husband, 2 year old daughter, 2 staffies, birds, fish and hopes to eventually have a farm full of animals!
Ashlee began her Vet Nursing career as a placement student with Tullamarine Animal Hospital in 2020 and is now working with us full time. She is currently completing her second year of Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She loves being a part of the amazing team at TAH and being able to come to work and experience new things every day.
Ashlee has always known she’s wanted to work with animals, volunteering at the RSPCA and an equestrian centre, working in a kennel and landing various placements at different places such as the Australian Quarantine Facility.
Ashlee has proven to be a hard worker but more importantly, displays the values that TAH expects in their staff, compassionate and kind to all of our patients as well as excellent customer service and has made a wonderful addition to our permanent staff.
Ashlee’s family have a 6 year old Pomeranian named Bonnie and a 2 year old German shepherd named Sadie. Ashlee and her partner Ross also have a mischevious 1.5 year old husky x, Ace.
Senior Nurse - Certificate Four - Veterinary Nursing
Jodie is a senior veterinary nurse with 10 years experience. Jodie grew up in the western suburbs of Melbourne and had a love for animals from a very young age, her earliest memories are ones of her trying to put her cats to sleep in a baby doll cot and pushing her guinea pig around in a stroller. Over the years she had many interesting pets including dogs and cats, mice, fish, rats, a horse and even 3 goats!
As a teenager Jodie volunteered for the RSPCA and in 2010 at the age of 18, landed her first job in a local veterinary practice. She completed her certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at Victoria University and went on to work in emergency and referral clinics where she has been able to further her knowledge and gain many skills. Jodie has now returned to general practice where she is able to help teach junior nurses and mentor them throughout their studies. She is always looking to learn new skills of her own and has a special interest in exotics and wildlife.
At home she lives with her partner Justin and there fur-baby Bella the Aussie Bulldog, newest addition, Ella a slinky little Cornish Rex along with Drake the free range mini Lop bunny and Buster a very talkative Rainbow Lorikeet. Jodie loves to travel, with many places still to visit but also enjoys curling up on the couch with her fury family.