Katrina has recently joined Coast Animal Health as the Business Manager. She has a Cert 4 in Vet Nursing and Cert 4 in Retail Management. Having spent most of her career as a Retail and Sales Manager, she decided to take the plunge and study to become a Vet Nurse. After five years of working in a prominent Veterinary Hospital, Kat moved onto her next challenge as an Account Manager for a Veterinary manufacturing company. While this was fascinating and fast paced, Kat missed working in a veterinary clinic so she found a new home at Coast Animal Health. Her favourite part of her job is ensuring a smooth behind the scenes operation, enabling the Nurses and Vets to do what they do best!
Kat grew up in the Hunter Valley spending a lot of her childhood swimming in the River and looking for tadpoles in Black Creek. She moved to the Coast in 2009 after spending four years in the UK. She lives here with her husband and her three kids and they love the Coast lifestyle! Kat has an extensive furry/feathery/scaly family: one cat named Kiki, one staff x named Marco, 6 goldfish, 2 Koi, 3 Japanese quails, 2 rescue ringnecks and over 25 budgies (she’s a hobby budgie breeder too!). With all the cleaning and care they require, plus driving her three kids to all their different activities, Kat doesn’t have much spare time. Luckily her husband and three kids love animals too as they’re often roped into the feeding and cleaning regime!
Kat’s favourite motto is ”The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute The man who does not ask is a fool for life”