Julia was introduced to the veterinary world working as a vet nurse whilst undertaking her veterinary studies at Murdoch University. She graduated as a veterinarian in 2009, then entered into her first role as a veterinarian in a specialist emergency and critical care facility. During this time, she developed a passion for primary care, so moved back into general practice, including the university veterinary hospital where she mentored veterinary students. Julia has also worked as a locum vet for one of the largest vet groups in London, which included a nursing college. This is where her love of nursing education blossomed. Thus she moved back to Perth to complete a Graduate Certificate in Education at Murdoch University.
As the Program Manager of Veterinary Nursing, Julia’s roles include developing the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing courses, training and assessment of students, and leading a team of passionate and experienced lecturers. Over the years, Julia has been supported by experienced clinicians prepared to mentor her development – a model she wishes to promote throughout her own career. She aims to provide the highest quality care and standard of education to all staff and students. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Leadership and Management to help her fulfill her role as the Program Manager of Veterinary Nursing at AVT.
Julia recognises the importance of teamwork and respect, and strongly values human relationships as much as she does patient care. She participates in regular veterinary continuing education to remain current in her knowledge.
In her spare time, Julia has participated in numerous volunteer positions, including at a local dog shelter, and spends time with her cat, Maxx.