Kylee Sharpe

Veterinary Nurse Vet Hospital & Emergency and Lilydale Vet Centre.

Why did you choose to become a veterinary nurse? 

Volunteering at the Greyhound Adoption Program in 2016 was when I really grew a passion for the animal industry. This is what prompted me to defer my midwifery studies, and enrol in Animal Sciences. It was the best thing that I ever did! I started veterinary nursing in 2019 and became a qualified veterinary nurse in 2021. When I started my nursing in 2019, I spent time across both general practice and emergency services, but was very quick to realise general practice is my calling.

Do you have any pets at home? 

My greatest loves are my three adopted Greyhounds, Daisy, Harley and foster-fail Ivy. I grew up with two smooth Fox Terriers and love any dog with a long snoot and waggy tail. I’ll be the first person in the clinic to give my favourite patients a treat.

What are your interest areas when it comes to working with animals? 

Geriatric patient care, I have a massive soft spot for our senior pets. I also enjoy seeing exotic pets with Dr Emily and expanding my knowledge on pocket pets, like rabbits and rats. I really hope to keep going with my studying and pursue a full time career in Canine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy.