Sophia Van Burgel

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

Why did you choose to become a veterinary nurse? 

Ever since I was little, I’ve always loved animals no matter what kind; dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, zoo animals, insects, spiders – I didn’t care – I just knew I loved them all. 

I’ve volunteered in domestic animal shelters, wildlife rescues and zoos, this has all led me to start my certificate IV in veterinary nursing. Once I’ve graduated, I would love to work with all kinds of animals.

Do you have any pets at home? 

Ash is a 3-year old mixed large breed dog that we adopted from a rescue when he was a puppy. He loves his family, and follows us wherever we go. He us super sweet and protective of his avian and feline brothers.

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

My area of interest lies deeply with rescue animals.