Vet Derm nurses

Hannah Spark

Rowena Cottle

Ash Cross

Ash Cross

Ash Cross

Ash has been a registered veterinary nurse since 2005. Initially working in general practice for 3 years and then at Murdoch University for the last 12 years, half of which was with the Dermatology clinic there and the remainder in the referral reception. She has been itching to return to Dermatology!

 

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Where are you from?

I was born and always remained in Perth, now am now living by the beach.

Do you have your own pets?

An 11 year old American Bulldog X called Nylah and a grumpy 12 year old cat called Rocky. 

Where did you get your love for the veterinary field from?

Growing up on a hobby farm I had everything from quails to horses and always knew I wanted to work with animals. 

Fun fact

I love making cakes and puns!

Hannah Spark

Hannah Spark

Hannah is a registered veterinary nurse of 6 years. She graduated from Applied Vocational Training in 2014. She has spent the past 6 years working in general practice as well as an exotics only veterinary clinic. After being on maternity leave for the past 9 months she has joined Veterinary Dermatology Specialists on a part-time basis.

Where are you from?

I am originally from Newcastle NSW, but moved to Perth 9 years ago.

Do you have your own pets?

I am owned by a Boston Terrier called Finn who thinks he is human, A ginger domestic short haired cat named Emmet whom I hand raised from 2 weeks of age and two mini lop rabbits Delilah and Reuben.

Where did you get your love for the veterinary field from?

I have always loved animals from a young age I can recall being on “patrol” in my neighbourhood on the lookout for strays and injured wildlife to “rescue”. I had many different pets growing up but it was because of my very first dog, a Kelpie X, who unfortunately ended up with canine lymphoma that we spent a lot of time back and forth to the vet clinic. From this experience I knew that I really wanted to work within the industry.

Fun Fact

I am a massive dog nerd. 

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Get to know Hannah ↓

Where are you from?

I am originally from Newcastle NSW, but moved to Perth 9 years ago.

Do you have your own pets?

I am owned by a Boston Terrier called Finn who thinks he is human, A ginger domestic short haired cat named Emmet whom I hand raised from 2 weeks of age and two mini lop rabbits Delilah and Reuben.

Where did you get your love for the veterinary field from?

I have always loved animals from a young age I can recall being on “patrol” in my neighbourhood on the lookout for strays and injured wildlife to “rescue”. I had many different pets growing up but it was because of my very first dog, a Kelpie X, who unfortunately ended up with canine lymphoma that we spent a lot of time back and forth to the vet clinic. From this experience I knew that I really wanted to work within the industry.

Fun Fact

I am a massive dog nerd. 

Rowena Cottle

Rowena Cottle

Rowena is a registered veterinary nurse who graduated from South Metropolitan TAFE at the end of 2016. She spent 3 years nursing in general practice before joining the team at Veterinary Dermatology Specialists.

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Where are you from?

I am originally from Sarawak, Malaysia, but moved to Perth at the start of high school and have been here ever since.

Do you have your own pets?

I have one extremely demanding rescue Corgi X called Kelli, who is 12kg of pure muscle and makes me laugh every day.

Where did you get your love for the veterinary field from?

I always loved animals growing up and spent most of my childhood begging my dad for a dog (we ended up with 4!). I love vet nursing and enjoy all the multifaceted challenges that come along with it but my favourite thing is meeting all the new furry faces.

Fun fact

I have lived in 5 different continents! I still need to visit Antarctica and South America. My favourite places to live have been Australia (of course!) and the Middle East.