Meet our vet nurses at Manuka Veterinary Hospital.
Practice Manager – NVQ Level 2 and 3
Henrietta started veterinary nursing in the UK in 1998 and qualified in 2003. She worked as Head Nurse in a small animal clinic for 6 years before leaving the UK in October, 2010.
Henrietta worked in Melbourne and Sydney and enjoyed travelling around Australia before moving to Canberra in February, 2012, where she started working at Manuka Veterinary Hospital. She finds her work both challenging and rewarding, and takes great pride in making Manuka Veterinary Hospital the best environment possible.
Henrietta continues to enjoy travelling, and has a love for music and sport. Aside from veterinary nursing, she also enjoys pet-sitting and has many local pets that she regularly looks after.
Registered Veterinary Nurse – Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Since she was young, Caitlin has always dreamt about working with animals. However, decided to study Visual Art and Animation for a year and a half, before returning to her original career goal. Now being a fully qualified Vet Nurse, she enjoys expanding her knowledge on the best care of her patients. Caitlin is also a registered veterinary nurse through the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) national registration scheme.
She was also chosen to join the 2019 volunteer Manuka vet team to visit remote aboriginal communities of outback Australia to aid in the care of their animals.
Caitlin owns 2 cats, 6 horses and 2 Alaskan malamutes. Spending her spare time either with her menagerie or sitting down with a sketchbook and pencils.
Veterinary Nurse – Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing
Ever since she can remember Kim has always loved animals and wanted to help them. Kim joined our team as a fully qualified veterinary nurse in July 2020, as well, she has a Certificate in Companion Animal Services.
Kim has 4 rescue cats at home; Misty, Rascal, Dozer and Delilah, and is also a volunteer wildlife career. In her spare time Kim also enjoys spending time with her family on South Coast in Narooma.
Bonnie lives locally on a property and has many chickens, ducks, geese turkeys and 12 dogs – Crash, Mindy, Mia, George, Wallace, Flint, Lil, Theo, Echo, Koda, Elliot and Opal (who is pictured in the photo).
As you can appreciate, she spends most of her time helping her family tend to them all, lots of animals means lots of love to give! In her spare time, she likes to enjoy a good book and take trips down to the beach with friends.
Mariam has a deep love for animals and has always wanted to work and help them from as young as she can remember.
She was initially waylaid and studied environmental science but saw the light and is now on track to study for many years with the final goal of becoming a veterinarian.
She has 2 cats (Turbo and Simeon), 1 horse (Tess) and an Australian Cattle Dog (Tucker) who is in the photo with her.
Her free time is taken up caring for the menagerie and heading on adventures, especially down the coast for a swim.
Like all of us, Catie joined the profession as she has loved animals her whole life. All her life she has been surrounded by dogs, cats, rabbits, and a range of birds. She currently has a Cavalier named Faith, and a budgie named Pickle. Catie’s nursing studies will finish at the end of 2022.
She enjoys reading, arts and crafts. Having moved to Canberra in 2009 after living in NT and QLD, her passion for swimming is now contained to the indoors!