Heidi has been with Westlakes Vet since early 2009.
Heidi runs our Wednesday night Puppy Preschool classes and has been teaching the puppies of the Lake Macquarie region for over 5 years now.
Heidi is known for her caring nature with every patient that walks through our doors. She often opens her home and gives up weekends to ensure that injured wildlife are properly looked after and loved.
Heidi has an eccentric collection of animals that share her home. Sheldon, a beautiful Staffy cross. Jordan, Mia and Spaghetti the cats. Jordan was rescued by Nurse Heidi when he was very young and found in a nearby field and Mia was part of a litter that Nurse Heidi hand raised. Spaghetti was also a rescue who was found near by at a young age, and Caesar, the three legged bulldog! Some of you may have already met Caesar, he’s hard to forget! After being hit by a car Nurse Heidi adopted him and nursed him through his recovery and the loss of his leg. It certainly doesn’t slow him down one bit!
Jenn has been with our team since early 2011.
She has a keen interest in the conservation and spent a month volunteering on a conservation reserve in South Africa in 2013.
Here she practised a wide range of things that you could only expect to learn in Africa, such as preditor monitoring, watching a resident vet dart and sterilise a huge bull elephant on the reserve and then taking blood from a vein in the elephants ear herself! .
Jenn is highly passionate about her job and shows a special interest in all things cat related.
Jenn has 4 cats who all came to her through rescue, inluding her handraised, larger than life, Ruth, the gentle Andy, Robbie and Simon.