Nursing Team

Please meet our wonderful Nursing Team here:

  • Rebecca Vearncombe
    - Nurse Manager
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Originally from Wales, Bec moved to Australia in 2009. She joined the team at Kippax Vet in February 2015. Bec completed her Cert III in companion animal services in 2014 and gained her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2016. 
    Bec has a soft spot for cats, and Over the years has rescued 3 beautiful DSH's Oscar, Smokey and Milo.
    Over time Bec has shown high interests in the management side to nursing and has worked hard towards achieving those goals.
    In her spare time, Bec loves camping, spending time with her friends and family as well as curling up on the couch watching the latest gossip show.

  • Nicole Bell
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Nicole started as a nurse here at Kippax Veterinary Hospital at the end of 2009 after previously working in a small clinic and boarding kennel.
    She completed her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2009 and loves all areas of her job.

  • Nicki Mokhiza
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Nicki is one of our senior nurses. She has been a qualified vet nurse for over 10 years now. Nicki started working at Kippax Veterinary Hospital in 2007 after a three-month adventure in South Africa.
    Nicki met her husband while in South Africa and they now have a beautiful little boy, born in December 2009. Prior to working at KVH, Nicki worked at Customs Detector Dog Unit for four years, where she trained and cared for the amazing customs dogs. Nicki's family has several horses and she has competed in endurance riding (long-distance) for the past 20 years. She also enjoys playing volleyball, polocross and making jewellery.
    You may have seen Nicki at one of the other practice, Queanbeyan vet hospital. 

  • Emma Drew-Cowan
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Emma grew up in Sydney and Canberra and has a background of working in the hospitality industry but decided on a career change in 2016 when she began her vet nursing studies.

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  • Kacie Edgman
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Kacie started working here at Kippax Vet at the start of 2022 and obtained her Cert 4 Veterinary Nursing at the end of 2022. Before coming to Kippax Vet, Kacie worked for our sister clinic Weston Woden Animal Hospital for a year building up her nursing skills. 

    Kacie has a soft spot for all dogs but especially for dachshunds. She owns a miniature dachshund named Bruno who she rescued.
    Outside of work Kacie enjoys spending her time camping, fishing, or cuddling up on the couch with Bruno. 

  • Zoe Platt
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    Zoe started with Kippax Vet in 2021, and completed Cert 4 in veterinary nursing at the end of 2023. 
    Zoe enjoys the environment that Kippax vet provided, with learning new things on a daily basis.

    Zoe has her hands full with a menagerie of animals which include:  3 blue heeler's named Bear, Bella, Beau, a Red Heeler named Benji, and  a German Shepherd named Alfie, a cat named Louis And 2 Horses named Tommy and Willow. 

  • Keira Warren
    Junior Nurse

    Keira started with us in Feb 2022. She is currently enrolled in Cert 4 Vet Nursing. 

  • Lauren Willcox
    Certificate IV Veterinary Nursing

    After starting at Kippax Vet in 2014 doing kennel hand shifts after school, Lauren went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. 

    Lauren is currently studying a bachelor of Occupational Therapy and now works a full time admin role for Canberra health services. Lauren still loves working with animals, and you will see her working weekends for Kippax Vet.

    When not working, Lauren enjoys going on walks, catching up with friends and hanging out with her pets Luna the Black Labrador Retriever, Myla the Black Lab and Gary the Turtle. 

  • Chloe Brown
    FdSc Degree in Veterinary Nursing

    After studying and working as a Veterinary Nurse in the UK for a number of years, Chloe decided she needed a new challenge and a change of scenery and started at Kippax Vet in May 2024.

    Chloe has always wanted to visit Australia and experience veterinary practice in a different country. She has joined the team at Kippax on a working holiday, combining the two!

    She is enjoying getting to know the team, clients and their pets as well as learning new techniques each day whilst using her free time to explore Canberra and surrounding areas.

    Chloe has a particular interest in feline care and has completed an additional qualification in feline nursing. She herself has a beautiful black and white cat called Boo. Whilst Boo has stayed behind in the UK to keep Chloe's family company, she still gets to see her regularly thanks to video updates. 


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