In this episode you’ll hear from a British vet nurse named Rebekah who travels the world as a locum. Rebekah originally wanted to be a vet and was devastated when she failed at the last hurdle when it came to university admission. Her plan was to complete a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College in London and then transfer to vet. It didn’t take long for Rebekah to fall in love with vet nursing and decide that she had found her fit and didn’t need to become a vet.
Rebekah’s locum and volunteer history is incredible; it spans the UK, Europe, Australia, Africa and South East Asia and includes a camel sedation and treatment of infected wound, dental procedure on a lioness, post-mortem of a water buffalo, enema of an elephant. Not only is Bekah a vet nurse, she’s also a dive master, and sometimes she’s able to combine these skills. Obviously I had to meet her, and so do you.
Rebekah’s international volunteering experience includes:
- working with elephants in Thailand;
- working with sea turtles in Malaysia; and
- vet nursing in Cambodia.
If you would like further information on these and other recommended volunteers centres head to Rebekah’s Instagram @gypsyvetnurse (and stay tuned for news on the launch of her blog!). You can also feel free to contact Rebekah directly at:
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