Nurse Jordan has been a vet nurse for five years. Her passion for veterinary nursing developed while completing her Bachelor of Zoology at Healesville Sanctuary Animal Hospital. Jordan was inspired by the vet nurses she volunteered alongside.
Jordan’s shifts in Lort Smith’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) are the ones she most looks forward to.
“There is never a dull moment in ICU, it definitely keeps you on your toes and allows you to advance your nursing through the care of animals,” said Jordan.
Our ICU ward is for critically ill animals that need intensive, around-the-clock care by a dedicated team. These animals can be anything from snake bite victims to cardiac or diabetic patients.
“We do everything from medical stabilisation, blood transfusions, oxygen therapy and of course lots and lots of cuddles.
Being able to provide the care and support a patient needs so they can return home to their family, is very rewarding.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, work has been slightly different, with extra practises and procedures in place to minimise risk for our staff and clients. It’s a time to make sure the health and safety of everyone involved is at the forefront. We want to be able to provide the care your animal needs through this outbreak and hope clients can understand the changes we have in place,” said Jordan.
Thank you Jordan for providing such amazing care in an often high-pressure environment.