Nursing Team

  • Allison Needham
    Senior Registered Veterinary Nurse (RVN, AVN, Diploma VN (GP), Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Alli has been a part of the nursing team here since mid-2010. She graduated from CIT with a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2011, is both registered and
    accredited, and has recently completed her Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice). Alli lives in North Canberra with her tabby cat named Jolene and 3
    Shingleback lizards. She has a passion for feline and medical nursing, indoor plants and traveling. 

  • Rachel McNamara
    Senior Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Rachel joined the nursing team here in early 2010 after completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. Rachel is an incredibly caring nurse who has a special place in her heart for cats. These days Rachel has a preference for the administrative side of her job and is always on top of keeping the clinic organized! She lives with her extremely spoilt domestic shorthair kitten named Milly. Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her friends and loves anything Harry Potter related

  • Alex Smith
    Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Alex joined our nursing team in March 2018. Alex is working full time with us, and has completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. From day one Alex has been a quick and keen learner and has gained many new skills and knowledge. She is always open to new experiences and learning opportunities. Alex has a keen interest in nutrition, and has taken on the nutrition consults at the Weston Woden Animal Hospital. Alex has a passion for cats, participating in (and organizing) as many cats shows as she can, and has even begun a Bengal breeding venture with her family. She lives in Tuggeranong with her domestic short hair Nala and koolie Stitch.

  • Jessica Walton
    Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Jessica joined the team in 2011 and graduated from CIT with her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. She works part time with us here, ensuring that she has maximum time at home to devote to her beloved pugs Abby, Chino and Priya whom she affectionately refers to as “The Beige Brigade”. Jess is a caring and calming presence for all who work with her, and she always has time to cuddle patients and ensure their comfort while in hospital.

  • Kim Birchell
    Registered Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing)

    Kim came to us as an already qualified veterinary nurse in November 2019. She finished studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2019. Kim has had lots of nursing experience having worked in Perth and in 2 other Canberra clinics. Kim also has a Bachelors degree in Business.Kim has been a fantastic addition to the team, she is always eager to help and teach our junior nurses. Kim lives with her three sons, husband and dog Sally. In her spare time Kim is found at the gym, walking Sally or at soccer match with the boys!

  • Bella Lomax
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Bella joined our team in 2017 as a work experience student, studying at CIT to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She was such a hard worker (not to mention a lovely person), so we quickly snapped her up and offered her a position in our team. Bella is currently studying online to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Bella has a special way of making even the most nervous and timid animals comfortable and is an integral part of the nursing team here at WWAH.
    She lives in Tuggeranong with her two beloved cats Juno and Max.

  • Zoe Kirwan
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Zoe previously worked as a hairdresser (you’ll notice because her hair color changes almost weekly!), but joined the team here in July 2018 after doing work experience with us for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. Zoe is keen to learn as much as possible and is one of our hardest working employees. Her dedication to her job and her love for all animals will see her become an incredible vet nurse in the near future. Zoe is currently studying online to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

    Zoe lives with her dog Arrow, as well as her cheeky ferret Rascal and has a horse called Amy.

  • Koren Holding
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse

    Koren joined our team as a kennel hand back in early 2016. She was studying at college at the time, but somehow made time to work, hang out with friends AND finish off her year 12 certificate! Koren has
    completed her Certificate III in Animal Studies. Koren has begun studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing online. She has a full-time position here at the clinic working as a trainee veterinary nurse. Koren lives in Tuggeranong with her kitten Daisy and koolie x kelpie Fox. 

  • Rhiannon Sanderson
    Veterinary Nurse (Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing) + Kennel hand

    Rhiannon completed their Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. They began doing work experience with us in 2018 and was offered a casual position as a part of our animal care team. Rhiannon currently works in our kennels. Rhiannon is an incredibly hard worker and is very keen to learn all they can. They are passionate about animal care, reading and has a cute lil’ chicken named Thumbelina!

  • Jasmine Braybrooks
    Trainee Veterinary Nurse + Kennel hand

    Jasmine is currently studying her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at CIT. Jasmine began by doing placement with us in 2021, she was then offered a casual position as part of our team. Jasmine has two cats at home - Shiva and Rajah. Jasmine also has four fantail goldfish - Amelia Pond, The Doctor, Capaldi and Vedder.

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