There are six nurses within the surgical nursing team. They are Sharon, Jess, Vicky, Chloe, Nat and Jordyn. Their skill base ranges from managing anaesthesia and administering epidural analgesia, through to intensive nursing of trauma cases and critical evaluation of a patient’s progress.
A typical day includes preparing the theatre and the patient for surgery, managing anaesthesia and post-operative recovery and managing the care of hospitalised patients. Wound management, feeding, fluid therapy, laser therapy and following up on patients that have been discharged are also key aspects of their role here at VSG.
There are six nurses within the medical nursing team. They are Shannon, Val, Chelsea, Cori, Scott & Isobel. Their skills range from triaging critical patients, placing IV catheters, managing IV fluid therapy, managing nutritional requirements, taking blood samples and ECG’s, providing enemas and running blood glucose curves. Our nurses also prepare chemotherapy doses and assist with chemotherapy administration. They also help with endoscopy and nursing cats during their stay following their radioactive iodine treatment.
The crew also welcomed Amanda-Jane Kay to the team as Patient Communication Coordinator. Amanda’s role will see her liaising with referring veterinarians and owners to ensure a smoother communication and information flow.
Tracy, Leash, Anna and Holly coordinate the imaging suite. Their skills in producing top quality radiography and providing ultrasound assistance optimise the functionality of the in-house diagnostic ‘hub’. A typical day for these nurses includes coordinating out-patient requests with in-house
workload, taking radiographs and developing final images. They also help with ultrasound-guided biopsies, managing anaesthesia and ensuring patients remain still during MRI and CT studies.
Reception / Admin Team
Lauren, Kimberley, and Nicola answer calls from clients and referring veterinarians. Their administrative skills allow efficiency and professionalism, and vital co-ordination in this dynamic, busy environment.
Veterinary Specialist Group is closed overnight and at weekends. Over this time, patients are cared for by our sister company the Animal Emergency Centre which operates from the VSG facility. These experienced general practitioner veterinarians and veterinary nurses provide round-the-clock care and monitoring of hospitalised animals under our care. For further information on how we work together please click on this link 24/7 Care with VSG® & AEC.
The Animal Emergency Centre provide emergency care for pets weeknights 6pm-8am Mon-Thur, weekends 6pm Fri-8am Mon and all public holidays.