Inspired by a strong interest in wildlife photography, Lisa began her studies in animal health in 2010, enrolling in a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Wildlife Science. After graduation, Lisa decided to concentrate her focus in the small animal veterinary field and completed her Veterinary Technology degree in 2015.
Lisa’s passion for helping animals in need landed her a position as a pet emergency nurse in Brisbane, where she obtained valuable skills in stabilising patients in critical situations such as road accidents, dog attack victims and gastric dilation and volvulus (GDV), also known as a twisted stomach. Lisa found the emergency work extremely rewarding, nursing hundreds of pets back to health and learnt to cope with highly emotional circumstances.
After lots of overnight shifts as an emergency nurse, Lisa is now a respected member of our nursing team. Her science background and critical care training, enables her to remain calm yet efficient when emergency cases present at Daisy Hill Vet. We are grateful to have an emergency and critical care nurse on site who can triage pets immediately as they arrive.
Lisa grew up in Toowoomba with many pets, owning guinea pigs, rats, mice, cats and dogs as she grew up – her love for animals definitely developed as a child. She currently owns a trio of adopted fur babies – ‘Trixie’, a Staffordshire terrier cross and two gorgeous domestic short-haired cats named ‘Dahlia’ and ‘George’.
She is known amongst her colleagues and our clients for being a kind-hearted person, especially when pet owners need additional support.
Outside of veterinary nursing, Lisa’s interests include bushwalking, rainforest conservation and reading fantasy novels. She also has a very eclectic music collection and considers herself a bit of a gamer in her spare time.