Taylor Vine

Nurse at Ringwood Vet Hospital and Emergency

Why did you choose to become a veterinary nurse?

All of my life I’ve loved animals, and the simple idea of being able to love and care for every individual one. Adopting my beautiful German Shepard was the tipping point for me, and is when I decided to turn my passion into a career. Getting up every day, coming into work and having the exciting responsibility of treating and caring for all of the animals is something that I absolutely love. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else. 

Do you have any pets at home?

Floyd is the name of my handsome German Shepard. He is a working line with classical black and tan coat. He is incredibly curious and almost human-like with his personality, we have so many laughs. He chooses when he wants cuddles, but I’m always there when he decides he’s ready!

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

I love the day-to-day that comes with vet nursing, from the consulting room to the surgical suite, and everything in between.

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

I am a huge lover of sport! I played basketball for 15 years and was lucky enough to compete at a high level. I also played state-level volleyball for 6 years and have a keen eye on most sports. On the pet-side, I am definitely a dog-lover, but cats somehow always manage to find a way into my heart.