Crystal - Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Crystal has a Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV from Kurri Kurri TAFE. She works mainly at our Charlestown Clinic.
Upon completion of her vet nursing certificate in 2004, she joined us at the Lake Veterinary Hospitals and is now an important member of our Charlestown team.
Her cheerful disposition and obliging nature, and the compassion she shows towards her patients, has seen her develop into a great veterinary nurse, and an invaluable member of our staff.
Away from work, Crystal loves socialising, Paddleboarding, travelling and shopping.
Angela - Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Angela joined our team as a permanent member of staff early in 2010. Prior to this she had worked on a volunteer work experience basis at our Charlestown practice while studying for her Veterinary Nurse Certificate IV at Kurri Kurri Tafe.
She completed her course late in 2009 and her motivation, her friendly nature and the compassion she shows to her patients, made her an easy choice when filling a vacancy in our expanding Lake Vet Hospital team. She works mainly at our Belmont Clinic.
Angela now is an integral member of our staff.
Outside of work Angela likes to watch movies, play video games, see live bands and spend time with her husband Dave and cat Miss Puss.
Jaymee - Vet Nurse/Receptionist
After leaving school Jaymee did a Certificate 3 in Business Administration at Tafe. She then went on to pursue her real passion and joined the Veterinary Nursing course at Kurri Tafe, completing her Veterinary Nursing Certificate 4 in late 2011. In early 2010 Jaymee joined us as a tafe work experience student at out Belmont practice and later that year we were lucky enough to secure another wonderful staff member when she joined us as an employee.
Jaymee has become a very much valued member of our team and works at both our Belmont and Charlestown practices. Her bright and happy personality, and her enthusiasm to both patient care and client service, has made her a very popular both with our staff and with our clients.
Her pets include Brax the Cavoodle and Guinea the Guinea Pig. She lives with her husband Nick and two sons.
When not working Jaymee loves spending time outside and hanging out with friends, and going to the beach.
Erin - Vet Nurse/Receptionist
Erin has always had a huge passion towards all animals, having grown up in the Edgeworth area amongst dogs, cats, cows, horses, guinea pigs sheep and other farm animals. Whilst at Glendale Technology High she studied cert 2 animal studies. She then followed up with Certificate 4 nursing at Kurri Tafe during the 2 years post school, finishing in 2011. During her tafe years she was doing work experience at our Charlestown practice.
Erin’s complete enthusiasm to her work, her bright bubbly personality, and her dedication to patient care and customer service, made her a natural choice when a nurse receptionist job came up late in 2011. She has not disappointed, and has become an integral member of our dedicated team.
In her leisure time Erin loves shopping, going to the beach, and hanging out with her pets and walking her dogs.
Michelle - Vet Nurse/Receptionist
After completing her HSC in 2008, Michelle took a year off. She then enrolled in Tafe in the Certificate 2 animal studies course, which she completed in 2010. During this course she started doing voluntary work experience with us at our Charlestown practice. She then went on and enrolled in the Certificate 4 Veterinary Nursing, completing this in 2012.
While doing work experience she became a very significant contributor to the practice and showed us a great aptitude in client service and patient care. Michelle joined the team in 2011. She has not let us down with her efficiency and reliability, her great customer service always with a smile, and her compassionate patient care.
Michelle likes to relax by watching movies and TV, playing video games and going to the beach.
Virginia - Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Virginia joined us as a part time receptionist and nurse at our Belmont surgery in November 2008. She usually works the afternoon shifts.
Before joining the veterinary industry, Virginia spent 22 years in the police force. During that time she did a degree in Welfare, and was always passionate about animals. She decided to pursue her interests in animals and completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing in 2008.
As part of her nursing course she did voluntary work experience at our Charlestown Animal Hospital. Virginia owns numerous pets and enjoys breeding Netherland Dwarf Rabbits. She is married to husband Mark, and has 2 children. Her daughter is a passionate show jumper and her son wants to be a vet.
Angela - Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Angela has a Veterinary Nurse's Certificate IV and is a Delta Accredited dog trainer. She works mainly at our Charlestown Clinic
She initially joined the Lake Veterinary Hospitals as a work experience student while still at school and re-joined our practice as a veterinary nurse in 2005.
Angela's bright bubbly personality and genuine compassion for her furry patients have made her a very welcome recruit to our team.
Angela is married to Dean. Away from work Angela loves catching up with friends, walking, cycling and scrapbooking.
Sarah- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Sarah is originally from a town just outside of London called Horsham in the UK. She moved to Newcastle in 2007 with her husband Neil and two daughters Kate and Imogen. They have 2 guinea pigs and Boris the cat.
In the UK Sarah worked as a groom at an Arabian Stud and was also a volunteer puppy trainer for the Guide Dogs. Sarah loves meeting new people and new animals so her position at the Swansea practice is purrrfect for her!
In her spare time Sarah keeps fit with her family enjoying events such as hiking and fun runs.
Laura- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Laura followed her passion of working with pets at The Lake Veterinary Hospital in August 2016 . She completed her Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing while doing work placement at the clinic. Before becoming a vet nurse Laura was a beauty therapist for 10 years. She is loving her career change. In Laura’s spare time she enjoys going to the beach with her fiancé Jarrad and their three dogs Lola and Rosie the pugs and Bob the Dogue de Bordeaux.
Josie- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Danielle- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
After a 9 year career in banking and lending, Danielle joined the Lake Veterinary Hospitals to follow her passion for animals and complete a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Danielle commenced work experience in 2017 and joined the team in late 2018. Danielle has a particular interest in dog behaviour and has fostered working breed dogs for the past 5 years. Danielle enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband Blake, daughter Georgie and Australian Cattle Dog Zoey. Her husband Blake also has a passion for turtles and they have Eastern Long Necked Turtle named CJ.
Rachel- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Lucy- Vet Nurse / Receptionist
Lucy joined the Lake Veterinary Hospitals team in March, 2019. She has had a long association with Lake Vets, beginning in 2014, where she did school work experience at the Belmont clinic. She went on to do a Cert II Animal Studies at TAFE and then a Cert IV Vet Nursing, graduating in June 2018. Lucy has a lot of animals at home in her life, such as birds, dogs, guinea pigs and rabbits. She is studying a Bachelor of Arts and likes to paint, read and go to music concerts.