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Welcome To Our New Staff Members

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We are getting busier and busier, and we are still growing in size. Please join me in welcoming 4 new staff members to our team! You will still be seeing all the previous staff members when you visit. We now have a total of 25 staff! Wow!

Cesar
Cesar grew up in Miami, Florida, USA. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal, Poultry and Veterinary Sciences with a concentration in Animal Nutrition, at Tuskegee University in Alabama, USA in 2009. Cesar is currently pursuing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the University of Sydney. He has worked as a veterinary technician for over 20 years in the USA, working in a variety of different practices.
Cesar has extensive experience with a wide variety of animals, ranging from dogs, cats, horses, pocket pets, large animals, reptiles, birds, and fish.
When not busy working or attending classes, Cesar enjoys scuba diving, aquaculture, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
Cesar completed 2 weeks of University placement at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital, and we were so impressed, we offered him a job.
Cesar began casual employment in February 2021.

Ethan
Ethan is a Penrith local who joined our team in December 2021.
He is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney.
At home, Ethan has 5 cats and 1 dog. In his free time, he enjoys bouldering, reading, and walking his dog, Harley.

Sarah
Sarah graduated with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in January 2021.
She joined the team at Orchard Hills in November 2021.
Sarah has grown up with animals and feels like there’s a hole in her heart when she’s not around them.
She currently has four cats – Calvin, Marshmallow, Sundae and Tucci, and a Staffie named Phoebe in tow.
“I love being able to work with animals and help them in any capacity I can. I am continually learning and love being able to expand my knowledge of animals and veterinary nursing”.

Melitta
Melitta joined our team in October 2021 in the grooming department.
Melitta has previously worked on a breeding thoroughbred stud managing vet visits and owns her own country clothing business (Country N Co).
Melitta has 2 horses, Sensation (3yr old stock horse), Krakajac (25yr old thoroughbred) and 2 dogs, Dixie (14wk old Kelpie) and Penny (3yr old Labrador).
Melitta has a loving passion for all animals every shape and size.
In her spare time, she is out competing her horses in team sorting, camp drafting, local shows, and beach riding!
Melitta loves coming to work as part of such an amazing team!

Xinlin
Xinlin grew up in Harbin, Heilongjiang China and he is currently studying the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the University of Sydney.
Xinlin has no pets currently, as he left his geckos in China with his friends to look after.
Xinlin completed 2 weeks of University placement at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital, and we were so impressed, we offered him a job.
Xinlin began casual employment in January 2022.
We look forward to meeting you and your pets at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital, and please feel free to pop in anytime and meet the team.

For more information check out our Facebook, website: www.orchardhillsvet.com.au or call 02 4736 2027.

 

Article Written + Submitted by: Camille Brandt from Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital
A: 377 Wentworth Rd, Orchard Hills P: 4736 2027

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