Dr Kayla Jackson love of working with animals
November 25, 2019
'Since as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a vet. Growing up all along the Eastern Coast of Australia we had many household pets and wildlife which fuelled my passion for understanding animals. I come from a large family who have always been incredibly supportive of my dream to one day be a Veterinarian.
It wasn’t long before I got my first practical experience doing work experience at Gold Coast Animal Referral and Emergency (GCARE) and as it turned out, this developed into my first job and a traineeship in Animal Care. During high school I worked at the Animal Emergency Centre (AEC) and volunteered at a local community farm and the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. This further fostered my love of critical care, large animals and exotics, in particular native animals.
I studied a Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney and in my spare time volunteered with the University Vets Beyond Borders and Wildlife societies. I also worked as a live-in vet student at Haberfield and worked weekends as a vet nurse. As a student, I loved all these opportunity I had to care for the sick and injured animals and put what I was learning into practice.
Following graduation, I moved to Warwick to begin working with the amazing team at Warwick Vet Clinic where I have continued my education with attending Critical Care Conferences, Diagnostic Imaging Online Courses and Bovine Practical Skills Workshops.
I love the sense of community Warwick has and feel I have learnt so much and formed great bonds with our patients and clients. I look forward to caring for all the animals, big and small in the years to come.’