Medicine Nurse Manager

Rebecca Charteris

VTS (ECC & SAIM), Dip VN ECC

Rebecca Charteris

Rebecca began her career as a veterinary nurse in 1999 and became a fully qualified veterinary nurse in December 2001.

She worked in general practice until 2001 when she took on a role as an emergency nurse with the Animal Referral Hospital.

Rebecca soon discovered her passion for nursing critically ill patients and accepted a position within the internal medicine team at ARH which then transformed into a nurse manager role of the internal medicine service.

In 2005, Rebecca headed overseas to become a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians by sitting exams with the academy in Atlanta, Georgia.  While overseas, Rebecca spent time in the small animal intensive care units at the Animal Medical Centre in New York City and at the University of California at Davis.

In 2009, Rebecca travelled back overseas to sit exams with the Academy of Internal Medicine Veterinary Technicians in Montreal, Canada and obtained her veterinary technician specialty in small animal medicine. While in the northern hemisphere she also visited the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and spent time in one of Americas leading animal blood banks.

Rebecca has a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing, Emergency and Critical Care and still manages the internal medicine nursing team at ARH, maintaining a special interest in critically ill patients especially those relating to artificial mechanical ventilation and blood transfusion therapy.