Jasmine Pengelly

Jasmine gained a passion for veterinary nursing working as a Junior Veterinary Assistant while still at school. In January 2000 she moved to Sydney to begin studying for her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and worked in a cat only practice for 1 year. She then had the opportunity to join the referral medicine team at the Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the end of 2000, completing her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2002. Jasmine was the head of nursing at Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for 5 years before relocating to Canberra in 2008, where she was the nursing manager in a small animal practice. She obtained accreditation through the VNCA in January 2006, a Diploma in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing in 2007 and Certificate IV in Training and Assessment in 2011. Jasmine has been a Registered Veterinary Nurse under the Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician Registration Scheme since its inception in 2019.

Jasmine has been a trainer and assessor for veterinary nurses for over 18 years and is actively involved in the Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia, the peak professional body for veterinary nurses in Australia. She has held multiple positions on the VNCA over the past 15 years, including 7 years as a Director, 2 years as President and is the current chair of the Professional Advancement Committee where she continues to work towards mandatory registration of veterinary nurses and technicians.

Jasmine moved back home and joined the East Port Veterinary Hospital team part time in January 2015, and spends the rest of the time training veterinary nurses, volunteering for the VNCA, or with her two kids, husband and gorgeous tabby cat River.

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