Ruvaashen Pillay

Technician at Ringwood Vet Hospital & Emergency and Lilydale Vet Centre.

Why did you choose to become a veterinary technician? 

The day I quit stacking shelves, I applied for a reception role here. I really just wanted to do something to get as close as I could to working with animals. I was offered a position as. A technician – and I snapped it up!

Do you have any pets at home?

Siberian husky, black and white, who acts more like a person than a dog. 

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

I love working in the emergency hours, it’s fast-paced, quick-thinking and always something different.

What is something interesting that we may not know about you?

I began martial arts before I started primary school, and continue with it to this day. I also play the drums.

My favourite hobbies include fishing, sports, aquarium-keeping and doing absolutely nothing.