A vet nurse has revealed the secrets of her job and her six favorite dog breeds that are perfect in any household.
Senior Nurse and Practice Manager Tess Nolan spends her days diagnosing and treating dogs and cats on the Gold Coast, performing everything from pet CPR to x-rays and blood tests.
Tess, 26, also helps with operations, animal husbandry and bandaging, saying “the list is endless” when it comes to tasks associated with her “very rewarding job.”
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A vet nurse has revealed the secrets of her job and her six favorite dog breeds that are perfect in any home (Tess Nolan in picture)
Senior Nurse and Practice Manager Tess Nolan spends her days diagnosing and treating dogs and cats on the Gold Coast.
“I’ll tell you what – no two days are the same,” Tess told Daily Mail Australia.
“Every day is completely unpredictable.
“I vary from operations to emergencies, taking blood samples, placing catheters, performing medical procedures and advising newborn baby animals to golden oldies.”
When it comes to her normal schedule, Tess said she usually arrives early before the practice opens so she can do a “full check-up on any hospital patient who may have stayed overnight.”
“This includes a full examination of the pet – heart and respiratory rates, temperature, pain control, medication and provision of a fresh, comfortable bed and lots of hugs and affection,” Tess wrote on her blog.
Then, from 7.30 a.m., it burns when patients come through the door for different – and very different – reasons.
At the end of the day everything has to be sterilized and cleaned so that it is “sparkling and fresh and ready for the next day”.
“I say it like it’s a small job, but wow there is a lot, I won’t bore you with the details!” said the 26-year-old.
Tess (pictured) explained that no two days are the same in her job, but she makes sure she gets to work early every day – before the practice opens – to make sure everything is okay
Tess first came to The Point Veterinary Surgery in 2012 when she was doing an internship and never left.
After completing her studies and training as a veterinary assistant with Certificate IV, she is an integral part of the practice’s care team and is now the practice manager at The Point.
Not only does she help with day-to-day business, Tess also runs and manages the puppy school, the company’s social media, all community events, and some animal charity work when she can.
Tess has her own dog – a Boston Terrier named Daphne – which she said she likes to take to “dog-friendly cafes and the beach on weekends.”
Tess revealed her favorite dog breeds which include Labradors and Bulldogs (both pictured)
The vet said while she has so many, she also loves Rottweilers and Miniature Pinschers (both pictured).
Finally, Italian greyhounds and pugs are Tess’ favorites (pictured); She also said that English Springer Spaniels are the perfect family dog
The six breeds Tess loves most
3. Miniature Pinscher
4. Italian greyhounds
When it comes to her favorite dog breeds, Tess revealed on TikTok that it’s a tough decision to make, but she has six that she loves even more than most.
The six include Labradors, Bulldogs, Miniature Pinschers, Italian Greyhounds, Pugs, and Rottweilers.
Tess also loves English Springer Spaniels and said they are a “beautiful breed” and perfect for families.
She highlighted the best breeds for first-time owners, including Golden Retrievers and Cavoodles, due to their easy-going nature.
But Tess also said that many different dogs can work for different families, provided they are given proper care and attention when they are trained.
Tess has a huge following on social media, with nearly 175,000 followers on TikTok and more than 10,000 on Instagram.
Her videos cover topics such as vets taking care of your pets behind the scenes (with cuddles and hugs) and what to look for when hiring trainees.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Tess (pictured) revealed the ideal skills that are perfect for veterinary work and said that having relevant experience is absolutely essential
The 26-year-old (pictured) said relevant experiences are paramount as working with animals is “cozy and cute, but also has some very confrontational experiences”.
Speaking to FEMAIL, Tess revealed the ideal skills that are perfect for veterinary work.
The 26-year-old said relevant experiences are of the utmost importance because working with animals is “cozy and cute, but also very confrontational”.
“In general, a little animal experience can give you some protection from what comes through the door, from dogs with broken bones to those who have been hit by cars,” she said.
Tess added, “The positives definitely outweigh the negatives, but it takes a certain type of person to be a successful vet nurse.”
The vet concluded by saying that being a vet was like no other job out there.
“A vet’s nurse is an anesthesiologist, phlebotomist, professional pet cuddler, lab technician, receptionist, nutritionist, surgical assistant, grief counselor, x-ray assistant, paramedic, inventory manager, and pharmacy assistant – all in one day,” she said.
For more information about Tess Nolan, you can follow her on Instagram Here.