Hi My name is Layla and I have been working as a veterinary nurse since 2008 and finished my qualification at Unitec in 2010.
Prior to veterinary nursing I worked as a human nurse and then as a nanny for a few years so have always leant towards a caring job. I absolutely adore vet nursing and have a real passion for the surgical side of the industry.
There is nothing I enjoy more than getting to know a patient, looking after them prior to surgery, making sure they have a smooth anaesthetic, being there to wake them up and seeing them recover in the hospital.
I think it's important to take my time with my patients, being gentle and calm to try and build a trusting relationship and at the end of the day make their time when at VetCare as happy and stress-free as possible.
I am originally from the UK and have been living in NZ since 2003 so it's definitely home now! I live in Orewa right by the beach with my 8 year old son Eli, our English Staffie Nero, a Burmese cat called Patches, another grey cat who I rescued as a tiny kitten called Hippo and last but not least a bearded dragon called Jabba! All this lot keep me pretty busy, especially my son who plays rugby league, tag rugby and touch rugby and is just sport mad!
I look forward to meeting you and all your animal family members Soon!!!