Victoria Boyd is one of the many dedicated vet nurses at Animal Emergency Service Carrara. Like many of her colleagues, Victoria grew up with a love of animals, a range of pets and a desire to make a difference in people’s lives.
During her studies, Victoria completed a placement with us and received an internship from her placement, and her love of emergency medicine snowballed from there.
It’s not only a love for emergency vet care that keeps Victoria coming back but falling in love with her patients on a regular basis – including a sweet little kitty cat named Milly who was hit by a car and suffered from a fractured pelvis. Milly is now home and healed, and living well now, but she still holds a special place in Victoria’s heart.
Outside of work you can find Victoria relaxing with her pets, hanging out with family and friends, or playing netball.
Three quick questions with Victoria
Tell us about the most thrilling patients you've worked on and why they meant so much to you.
This patient was a kitty cat who had an abscess and upon recovery from his anaesthesia, he stopped breathing and started to lose some colour. It was a rush of adrenaline and teamwork but we were able to supplement oxygen and breathe for him until he could do it himself.
What would you say to an aspiring vet?
Mental resourcefulness and mindfulness is a skill essential to develop and grow to do well in this career.
Tell us about why you like working for Animal Emergency Service.
I love Animal Emergency Service’s constant strive for improving knowledge, skills and mental health. I believe our constant drive to improve and care for each other and ourselves is what enables us to give the best care we can to all patients.