Tiahna Gauci

Supervising Veterinary Nurse – Ooralea
Certificate II in Animal Studies & Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing

I love being a veterinary nurse as it allows me to utilise all the skills I have learnt to improve animal health and wellbeing.

My Veterinary Nurse career started in 2009 as a school-based trainee. I then transitioned to full time nursing in 2010 and haven’t looked back since. I’ve already completed my Certificate II in Animal Studies, and I’m currently finishing off the final subjects needed to obtain my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing.

I joined the Stabler and Howlett nursing team in 2014, and have been the Supervising / Head Nurse since late 2015. I enjoy mentoring staff, and being in this role allows me to share my knowledge and experience with school, nursing and vet students, and encourage them to succeed in everything they do. I’m particularly interested in anaesthesia, and ensuring all our patients are closely monitored and cared for during their stay is a top priority for me.

When I’m at home, I love spending time with the ball of energy that is my dog Benji. He’s a Jack Russell x Foxy that I inherited 5 years ago when he was presented to the clinic I was working at, after being involved in a road trauma accident. I nursed him back to health, while searching for his owners – but sadly, no one came to collect him. But happily for us both, he then became part of my family. He loves going for walks and always has fun joining me at work. My newest family member is Cheeky-Bird, a 2-year-old cockatiel that I hand raised.
Outside of work I enjoy playing with my nephews and nieces, swimming, travelling, fishing and camping.