Our Vet Nurses

Caring and compassionate nursing team

We have an amazing team of Veterinary Nurses who are always more than happy to help. Whether it’s finding the best diet to suit your pets needs or giving that little bit extra TLC when your beloved pet is staying in hospital, our girls will be there to lend a hand.


Veterinary Nurse


About Lauren

Lauren is an experienced vet nurse who completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2012. Lauren came to the clinic in August 2012 after spending many years working at Symbio Wildlife Park where she was involved in the daily care of many animals, both Australian and exotic.

Lauren brings to the clinic an extreme enthusiasm and energy for animal care and customer service, as well as an extensive knowledge of Australian wildlife.


Veterinary Nurse


About Stacey

Stacey became part of the Dapto Veterinary Clinic Team in 2018 where she carried out her work placement for her Certificate 3 in Animal Studies and Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing, which she recently completed. Stacey is a very enthusiastic nurse and always ensures her patients are well looked after. She aims to one day work with therapy animals for disabled children.

Stacey has many pets of her own including, but not limited to 2 French bulldogs, Sirius and Hedwig, Lavender the Hungarian Vizsla, a cat called Ron, Dudley the pig, 9 chickens, and some fish. During her spare time, Stacey enjoys going for hikes with her dogs or convincing her partner Jessy that they need to add more animals to her home zoo.


Veterinary Nurse


About Terry

On the 2nd October 2020, Terry Davis joined the Dapto Veterinary Clinic team. We are extremely pleased to have her onboard! Terry has been a human nurse for like “forever” and always wanted to be a vet nurse! Terry has pretty much worked at every hospital in the Illawarra. Terry figured it was a now or never decision, so when the opportunity arose to make the transition from caring for humans to caring for animals at Dapto Vet Clinic, she jumped on it and is not looking back!

Terry has an extremely pregnant foster cat, 2 horses and a dog and was also born and bred in the Illawarra.

Kasey Connors

Trainee Veterinary Nurse


About Kasey

Kasey is “personally very animal obsessed”. Kasey has owned dogs, lizards, mice, yabbies, and fostered baby joeys for WIRES. She currently has 2 dogs; a border collie (Ellie) and a blue heeler (Sadie), and is looking into getting a snake with her partner.

Kasey started her Certificate 2 for Animal Health in 2020 through her school (over 2 years), and will be commencing a Certificate 3 next year. Kasey feels happy and grateful for the opportunity to secure a traineeship at Dapto Veterinary Clinic, and cannot wait to learn how to be a qualified vet nurse.

Kasey is born and bred in Dapto and has travelled many countries, seeing many strange and beautiful animals.

Acacia Dawson

Veterinary Nurse Placement


About Acacia 

Acacia started her work placement with us at Dapto Veterinary Clinic in February 2021, while she studies a Certificate 3 in Animal studies at Tafe. In 2020 she completed her Certificate 2 in Animal Studies whilst at School.

Acacia has always had a love and passion for animals and has always wanted to care for them in some way. Her goal is to one day become a veterinary nurse.

She has a love of animals of all shapes and sizes, with or without fur, even with scales. Acacia just loves animals. She has two dogs Nala and Buddy, two bearded dragons Sandy and Dusty and a blue tongue lizard named Rocky.  She also has two Budgies, a cockatiel and a couple of fish. Acacia is grateful to help you with your animals care whilst she is here at Dapto Veterinary Clinic.

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