Janette is a passionate volunteer for many community initiatives, especially when animals are involved. She joined the team at Wallsend Vet Newcastle as an experienced Veterinary Nurse in September 2015.
Janette completed Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2003 whilst working at Greenhills Veterinary Hospital. Later in 2006, she moved to Belmont Veterinary Hospital and late in 2014, Sugarloaf Animal Hospital. During this time Janette enjoyed the many new challenges of veterinary nursing and reception and especially enjoyed her role as surgical nurse assisting with many surgeries including orthopaedic repairs.
Janette lives locally and is mum to three now-adult children. At home, she has three rescued pet greyhounds, Riley, Bluey and Pixie, Rusty the Kelpie and 2 cats, Sqeakie and Lynxie, not to mention the many foster greyhounds that pass through her home. She has a special interest in the welfare of ex-racing industry greyhounds and is a volunteer for the rescue and rehoming group, Friends of the Hound.
Janette and her husband Greg also volunteer several times a year with Variety the Children’s Charity, running a communications base.
Another group close to Janette’s heart is AMRRIC (Animal Management in Remote and Rural Indigenous Communities). AMRRIC runs ‘Dog Mob’ which relies on donations and volunteers to help with the health and desexing programs in these remote areas. Janette’s goal is to get the opportunity to volunteer as a vet nurse in one such program.
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