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KATE TINNEY

RVN, AVN, Dip VN ECC, Cert IV TAA, VTS ECC

Veterinary Nurse

Kate has been a Veterinary Nurse for almost 20 years, she has spent time in general practice and working for a registered training organisation, however the majority of her career has been spent in an Emergency hospital setting.  She currently works full time for Animal Emergency Services at Tanawah in Queensland. In 2019 Kate achieved her Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care through AVECCTN in America and is one of only 12 to currently hold this qualification in Australian.

Her qualifications also include Diploma in Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is both an Registered Veterinary Nurse and Accredited Veterinary Nurse through the VNCA. She enjoys speaking and has spoken at both local and national level conferences.

She was a finalist for VNCA's Veterinary Nurse of the year in 2017, and enjoys staying up to date by regularly undertaking continuing education. Her interests include transfusion medicine, toxicities, neonate care and mechanical ventilation. She lives at home with her husband, 2 human kids, 3 Devon Rex's, a bull arab and horses and cattle.