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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 14 new staff members to our team!
You will still be seeing all of the previous staff members when you visit.
We now have a total of 34 staff! Wow!

Kellie – Veterinary Hospital Administrator
Kellie joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary clinic in January 2023 as our Veterinary Hospital Administrator. She brings with her over 30 years of experience in Veterinary Nursing, practice ownership and Practice Management working within the Blue Mountains and Penrith area.
Kellie is dedicated to the training and development of our veterinary team to ensure we are providing the best care possible for our pets and their parents.
Samantha – Veterinary Receptionist
Samantha has 7 years customer service experience and a love for animals and was happy to combine the two in our Receptionist role.
Samantha joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in May 2022.
Rosalie – Veterinary Nurse
Rosie knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with animals. She grew up on a farm south-west of Sydney and had almost every type of animal you can imagine as a pet (her favourite are pet rats!). Rosie got her first vet nursing job back in 2002, started her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and became a fully qualified veterinary nurse in 2004.
There are many things Rosie loves about vet nursing but her absolute favourite thing is giving the patients that extra bit of TLC while they’re in our care, as it builds trust and it goes a long way to reduce any anxiety or fears they may have while they’re here at the hospital.
Rosie taught Puppy Preschool at another vet before and loved it! She is currently undergoing training so that she can start teaching Puppy Preschool at Orchard Hills as well.
Rosie started work at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in July 2022.
Madeleine – Veterinary Nurse
Madeleine completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2021 and has been working in general practice over the Penrith/Blue Mountains regions for 4 years.
Madeleine joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in January 2023.
Jorgia – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Jorgia is currently studying Cert IV in veterinary nursing.
Jorgia started working at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in June 2022. During her studies she’s been lucky enough to have consistent hands-on experience and has grown so much as a nurse. Jorgia has also completed her Cert II and III in Animal Studies. After completing her studies, Jorgia eventually wants to go to university, continuing her education to become a Veterinarian.
Elise – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Elise is currently studying Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. She started work placement here in July 2022 and joined the team as an Animal Attendant/ Trainee Veterinary Nurse in September.
Her heart has always been set on aiding animals and giving them the same love and care that she does for her own pets.
Zoe – Trainee Veterinary Nurse
Zoe is currently studying the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in October 2022.
Zoe is a mother of 5 beautiful children
Tracy – Animal Attendant
Tracy is from Hong Kong and is currently studying Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Sydney. She joined the team in February 2022 after accepting a job offer from Camille during her University placement here.
Tracy develops her interest in veterinary medicine through various volunteer experiences in clinics, stables and a wild animal rescue centre back in Hong Kong.
Althea – Animal Attendant
Althea was born in Foshan, Guangdong China, and grew up in Singapore. She is currently studying the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney. She began casual employment in March 2022.
Mahum – Animal Attendant
Mahum joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital in September 2022.
Growing up, my biggest aspiration in life was to become a vet since I loved being around animals and of course was hooked on shows such as Bondi Vet. 10 years later, I am so grateful to be making steps in achieving my dream – starting with studying Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at University of Sydney and now gaining invaluable experience as an animal attendant at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital. She has also begun training to teach Puppy Preschool, which has been so interesting and rewarding.
Tayla – Groomer
Tayla joined the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital as a groomer in November 2022.
Tayla has just finished travelling around Australia for the last 8 months, her favourite place to visit was Elliot Falls which is the northernmost point of Australia.
Madeline – Kennel Hand
Madeline is currently in Year 12 and is also completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies at Richmond TAFE. After a short period of work placement, she joined our team in June 2022 as an Animal Attendant. It has always been her dream to have a career working with animals and she is now on her way to becoming a Vet Nurse.
Madeline confesses to loving all animals, big and small but has admitted her favourites are elephants, owls, dolphins and guinea pigs.
Lily – Kennel Hand
Lily lives locally and is a high school student. She loves animals and especially her dog Maggie, who she’s had since 2015.
Lily joined the team in May 2022 and has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with animals and be surrounded by a welcoming environment.”
April – Kennel Hand
April has always lived in Orchard Hills and has been going to Orchard Hills Vet with her 2 dogs since she was a kid and has now started working here.
April is currently in high school and has always had a passion for animals, so she is looking forward to a career involving them.
April started working in July 2022 and is grateful to be part of the team.

Please feel free to pop in anytime and meet the team at Orchard Hills Veterinary Hospital. For more information check out our Facebook, website www.orchardhillsvet.com.au , Instagram @orchardhillsvethospitalgrooms 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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