In this episode you’ll hear from Jo Hatcher who was the president of the Vet Nurse Council of Australia (“VNCA”) in 2017. Jo has been a vet nurse for almost 20 years and was one of the first names added to the Radio Vet Nurse guest wish list. She works at Gawler Animal Hospital in South Australia and is also a nurse trainer with the Animal Industries Resource Centre. Jo is very actively involved with the VNCA and is one of the most experienced, qualified and passionate vet nurses I know of. And that’s saying a lot because – let’s face it – there are so many like that.
Jo started her career as a vet nurse in 1999 and attained the Certificate IV Veterinary Nurse qualification in 2002. She then went on to study the Diploma of Veterinary Nursing Management and the Veterinary Technician Certificate. Jo gained accreditation in 2008 and has a special interest in medical nursing and emergency and critical care. She is very passionate about helping train vet nurses of the future and is a vocal advocate for better recognition of the profession as a whole.
Jo and I speak at length about the VNCA and, in particular, voluntary registration. If you want to read more about the VNCA head here and you can find information regarding voluntary registration here.
Jo also talks about:
- International Cat Care’s position on scruffing https://icatcare.org/position-statement/scruffing
- The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) https://icatcare.org/isfm
- ISFM accreditation as a cat-friendly clinic https://icatcare.org/cat-campaigns/cat-friendly-clinic
- Mindpod http://www.mindpod.com.au/
Jo believes there is no better job in the world than vet nursing, and she might just be right.
Available on all the major podcasting platforms. New episodes go out on the 1st Monday of the month.