Kelsey Head – Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4)
Kelsey has always had a special interest in birds which led her to start volunteering at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2009. Here she spent her time cleaning, feeding and providing enrichment for the sanctuary birds. She completed a Certificate III in Native Animal Rehabilitation which required her to also work alongside the nurses and vets in the busy Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. It was there that she realised her dream of becoming a veterinary nurse and she promptly started her studies.
While completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Kelsey spent her spare time continuing her nursing duties at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, driving the RSPCA Wildlife Ambulance and working at a dog and cat clinic.
Kelsey didn’t hesitate when she was presented with the opportunity to join the team at BBEVS in 2012. Here she has been able to expand her knowledge on all the exotic creatures seen at the clinic. She has a particular interest in avian enrichment and will happily pass on the tips and tricks she learnt from her years owning and working with captive birds.
She shares her home with a large number of active and noisy feathered critters and a mischievous Cattle Dog cross that keeps her very busy and entertained. In her spare time she can be found reading, crafting, fostering kittens and making copious amounts of bird toys to keep her flock busy!
Veterinary Nurse (Certificate 4)