Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm Sat: 8am-1pm
67 Carrington St, West Wallsend NSW 2286

Tori

Tori has been a qualified Veterinary Nurse since 2016, completing her Certificate IV at Kurri Kurri TAFE.
Tori started her career in Sydney, within the specialty field of Veterinary Ophthalmology, where she learned all about animals’ eyes, as well as nursing high-risk anaesthesia patients.
She then moved back to Newcastle in 2019 and began working in a Shelter Environment. There, she quickly became a foster carer: taking home dogs with behaviour issues, or that had been mistreated and needed extra comfort and training; caring for day-old kittens needing round-the-clock feeding and care; and bringing home the odd guinea pig who needed somewhere safe to give birth and look after their babies.
Tori has been a part of the Sugarloaf family since August 2020 and was drawn to the clinic by her love of exotic animals. She enjoys caring for all patients and feels she gets the best of both worlds as she continues caring for dogs and cats in addition to looking after all the birds, reptiles and exotic patients we see.
You may see Tori running Puppy Preschool classes, admitting your animal for surgery or a hospital stay, taking snaps for our social media page or just generally cooing over your pet. She believes each animal should be treated how we want our own pets to be treated and strives to build bonds and trust with every patient she interacts with. She will often refer to herself as ‘treat lady’ and ensures every patient is offered plenty of snacks in addition to cuddles.
Tori continues to further her studies through online courses delving deeper into exotic medicine and anaesthesia as well as being selected to attend exclusive workshops in Wildlife Treatment and Care at Taronga Zoo in 2022.
When Tori is not as work, you might find her out and about with her fiancé or being a crazy dog mum to Winston the Italian Greyhound, AJ the Rottweiler X and Penny the Rescue Greyhound. Tori enjoys going out with friends, live music, attending various doggy meet ups and is currently planning her wedding.

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