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Our Support Team

These amazing people ensure your little ones and not so little ones are happy and safe whilst they are with us.

Nurses dispense comfort, compassion, and caring without even a prescription
–Val Saintsbury

The support team is an often overlooked part of veterinary practice. While they aren’t often front-facing and many of our clients may not meet them all, they are vital for providing the highest level of care. They are all selected for the dedication to animals as well as their technical skills.

Nurses are being scorned for being late with medicine, and yet they are holding their bladder because they don’t have time to use the restroom, and starving because they missed lunch. They’re being peed on, puked on, pooped on, bled on, bitten, hit, yelled at and are missing their family while taking care of yours. They may even be crying for you. The minute you read this, nurses all over the world are saving lives.

Nurse Reichainne

Nurse Reichainne Misiluti

Having over 10 years of experience as a Certified Veterinary Nurse, our head nurse, Rechainne brings not only technical and practical knowledge but also compassion to our clinic. Reichainne’s favourite part of her role is managing the pre and post anaesthetic plans of our surgical patients to make sure they have the most smooth recovery possible. Rechainne has 3 cats who she waits on hand and foot.

Victoria

Nurse Victoria Sims

Victoria joined the Southern Cross Vet Family late in 2020. Formerly a bar tender/waitress, Victoria has extensive customer service experience and is passionate about interacting with clients and their furbabies.

She works as both a nurse and receptionist, though you will most often find her at the back monitoring in surgery or caring for your fur babies, as she is very committed to our clients and their experience here at the clinic. Victoria is a busy mum to four beautiful fur babies, Carter her American staffy, Bluey her lovely blue eyes rag doll, Sox who is her chubby little tabby and Kasper her handsome long haired white and orange cat. She loves spending time with all of them as they’re all family and loves every fur baby that comes into the clinic as if they were her own.

Claire

Nurse Claire Hamilton

Claire is a Canadian RVT who has worked as a tech for 9 years in both Canada and Australia. She graduated from the University of Guelph in Ontario. She has a passion for surgery and helping Australian wildlife. In her spare time she loves hiking, scuba diving and travelling worldwide. She has 2 cats at home Penny and Harry both super sweet domestic shorthairs.

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Nurse Cindy Nguyen

Cindy is a recent vet nurse graduate who has shone in her ability to channel her caring and nurturing nature into treating sick or neglected animals. Her grandfather’s work as a veterinarian in Vietnam inspired her to chase a career in animal health. Cindy loves to take her rescue dog, Mieka, to the beach and has two cockatiels, George and Pete.

Katerina

Nurse Katerina (Kat) Rich

Katerina has been nursing for 4 years, inspired by her idol David Attenborough. She has watched every single special of his, many times over!
She is a registered Veterinary Nurse, and the new Head Nurse of our Surry Hills clinic, and takes pride in being able to connect with both clients and patients alike. Katerina is a self confessed “bird nerd” and loves wildlife nursing as well as caring for your fur babies.
She has her parrot Pablo, a Green Cheeked Conure, and her dog Totti, who is more like a brother than a pet! Her next dream dog is either an Irish Wolfhound, or an Italian Greyhound.

Camila

Junior Nurse Camila Inostroza

Camila always knew that animals were her passion. She grew up surrounded by her beautiful dogs, cat and even a sheep!

After she completed her Veterinary degree in Chile, she decided to travel and moved to Australia captivated by her love for flora, fauna and people.

Camila joined us first as a volunteer and quickly fell in love with the Southern Cross Vet family. Now, she is currently working with us a Junior Veterinary Nurse, and getting ready to obtain her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing to later on recognise her Veterinary degree here in Australia.

Outside of work, you will find Camila studying, socialising with friends and hanging out outdoors walking every little spot, reserve and national park, swimming and enjoying the beaches. Her element is any place where she can get in contact with animals and nature.

Do not let your babies miss her hugs!

Ashley

Nurse Ashley George

Ashley is as a qualified Veterinary Nurse who has worked in small animal clinics for almost four years.
Ashley was lucky to grow up with lots of pets and has owned dogs, cats, guinea pigs, a rabbit, and chickens. Animals have always been her favourite thing in the world and providing them with the best care is her passion.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys reading, going to the beach, building her house plant collection, and cuddling with her 12 year old black cat, Charlie.

Nicole

Nurse Nicola Ricciardi

Nicole’s love for animal started since she was very little when used to rescue stray animals and her biggest dream was always to become a vet. She was born in Australia but grew up in Chile and studied over there. She completed her Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Las Americas in 2018. She is studying to validate her degree here but in the meantime is working as a Vet Nurse and joined the Southern Cross family middle 2020. She enjoys spending time swimming at the beach, being in nature, travelling national and internationally to knew destinations and hanging out with her friends. Once, she had 35 rescued dogs at her personal shelter and she wants to keep helping stray animals and working within the community on animal welfare.