Receptionists

Kylie Murton 

Why did you decide to work in a veterinary Hospital?

I have always loved working with animals big and small. They always put a smile on your face

Do you have any pets? Can you tell me a bit more about them?

I have a whippet named Flynn, he is a bundle of energy and keeps you on your toes every day.
One cat named Jack who is now an old man and spends alot of time in bed. Two Horses that
spend the day running around the paddock enjoying life

How long have you been working in the Veterinary Industry? 

I have worked at Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital for 15 Years now, during that time I have
watched many puppies and kittens grow into old age.

Nyssa Hakaraia

Why did you decide to work in a vet hospital?

I decided to work in the vet industry as I have always wanted to work with animals and enjoy the
time I get to spend with them.

What do you enjoy most about working in a vet hospital?

The most rewarding part of my job is learning more about how animal health works and being able to handle some very cool animals such as lizards, birds, turtles, echidnas, sugar gliders and
more!

Do you have any pets? Can you tell me a bit more about them?

I have one dog, her name is Nala, I named her after Nala from the Lion King. She is my
best friend and partner in crime. She is a Japanese Spitz and although she leaves fur all
over my house I wouldn’t change having her for the world.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

My most memorable moment at work was when we had a tiny little sugar glider brought into
us. They were so tiny it could fit in the palm of my hand.

Arnie

Why did you want to work in a veterinary hospital?

When I was a young bird I foolishly flew away from home and had to be rescued by a very kind
person who brought me to Weston Creek Veterinary Hospital. They were very nice to me and gave me a home and I decided to stay and work as a reception supervisor and client relations officer to earn my keep.

What do you most enjoy about your work?

Singing Pop goes the weasel as loud as I can. Oh, also making my annoying squeaky wheel noise
when Kylie is on as I know it drives her crazy.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Having clients come and say hello to me and giving me head scratches.

Samantha Spooner

Do you have any pets? Can you tell me a bit more about them?

I have a Jack Russell named Coco whom is still kicking it with me since I was 4 years old, she is
pretty much a grandma now but I love her even though she can’t see or hear me anymore.

What is it like to have to share your workspace with Arnie?

Arnie is the only bird that has ever stolen   my heart, sharing the work space with him only makes my day better. I love listening to him sing his little heart out and love all the kids when they come
admire how cool he is.

What do you enjoy most about working in a vet hospital?

I enjoy many things about working in a vet hospital like getting to see such a groovy range of        animals come through but I love being able to constantly learn in my role and be challenged everyday.

What has been your most memorable moment at work?

My most memorable moment at work so far was when Laura was teaching me how to get an          injured Cockatoo into a cage for a carer to take home and look after, when the Cockatoo slipped
away from me and we were running around the room like two crazy ladies trying to contain the
Cockatoo and get it back into the cage without me crying.

Victoria Forner