Maddie Rienecker – Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4) Captive Animals (Certificate 3)

Maddie loves all things animal related, particularly eggs! She first started incubating eggs at the age of fourteen using a cardboard box and a desk lamp. Her love of eggs was so great that she actively started researching eggs and incubation at a young age. Since then Maddie has obtained formal qualifications including a Certificate 3 in Captive Animals, a Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing and is part way through a Bachelor of Wildlife Science. She has attended a workshop with Operation Nest Egg (ONE) in Kiwi egg candling and incubation as well as a workshop in Avian Artificial Incubation with the Durrell Conservation Academy. Maddie has incubated eggs from both domestic and wild species, many of which were a mystery until they hatched. This has included tiny pardalotes, finches, swans, brush turkeys, sea birds, raptors and everything in between! After hatching, Maddie also hand raises most of these birds on her own. Conservation of endangered and threatened Australia species is something that Maddie would love to be involved with in the future. Maddie also actively participates in rescuing and caring for native wildlife, and also dog, cat and battery hen rescue work. At home Maddie has cockatiels, finches, 3 dogs (Chihuahua, Boston Terrier and a Great Dane) and 4 cats to keep her busy!

Maddie Rienecker

Veterinary Nurse

Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4) Captive Animals (Certificate 3)

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