One year out of high school and a single mother with a newborn daughter, Jennifer Peart was struggling to work out how to balance caring for her child with work and study. A lifetime love of animals and the hope of pursuing a career she loved led her to undertake a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing at The Gordon Institute of TAFE.
Guided by her teachers, Jennifer was able to study part-time while working in her chosen field without a heavy study load. Work placement gave her the opportunity to practise her skills and gain the experience and knowledge she needed to begin her career.
Jennifer is now a confident, capable and qualified veterinary nurse working at the OurVet Geelong and Point Cook clinics. She was awarded the President’s Medal for Most Outstanding Certificate Nurse at The Gordon and is studying for a Bachelor of Zoology and Animal Science at Deakin University.
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