Lauren was originally employed as a locum veterinary nurse but after realising her incredible talent in the field of intensive care nursing, was offered a permanent position with the Daisy Hill Vet team.
Lauren’s beautiful childhood dog, a Border Collie called ‘Angel’, was her soul-mate growing up and her motivation for pursuing her veterinary nursing career.
After completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing studies, Lauren worked in private practice and then was offered a prestigious position in emergency medicine with the Queensland Veterinary Specialists (QVS) in an ICU role. Managing critical patients is second nature to Lauren and in particular, her caseload included managing animals undergoing emergency splenectomy, blood transfusions and complex medical cases.
As a team player, the experience that Lauren has had in specialty intensive care nursing has enabled these skills to be continued in her nursing role at Daisy Hill Vet, where the vets place tremendous trust in her ability to love and care for sick pets on a daily basis.
Lauren is studying pathology and phlebotomy part-time, which adds to her medical nursing knowledge, as well as her ability to accurately locate tiny veins even on the smallest kittens and puppies.
Lauren’s areas of interest include imaging (both radiography and ultrasound) as well as the pathophysiology of disease. Problem solving is in her nature and this skill is vital when taking care of in-patients as a veterinary nurse. Her goal is to achieve the best outcome for the animals she looks after and being part of the team at Daisy Hill Vet has been a rewarding experience.
Being a keen traveller, Lauren has spent 12 months exploring the globe, including Canada, Cuba, Panama and Columbia. She enjoys learning about different cultures and attending live music concerts in her spare time.