Jessica Joosse AKA NutritionRVN



Jessica graduated with her Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences from La Trobe University in 2016 and went on to complete her Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2018. She became one of the first few AVNAT Registered Veterinary Nurses in 2019, and obtained Accreditation in 2020.

She has worked in the veterinary industry since 2010 in every role from Animal Attendant all the way up to Practice Manager. Her passion for animal nutrition began as a child, when the family cat suffered from a urinary obstruction, and his lifelong treatment was dietary change. Diet can literally be life-changing and serve as a medical treatment, which is what motivates Jessica to improve the lives of pets through diet, and educate pet parents and professionals on the importance of nutrition as both a medical treatment and preventative health care.

Armed with this motivation to improve other pet’s lives, she has undertaken countless hours of continuing education in the area of animal nutrition and is always studying! In 2020, Jessica started her blog,, to reach more pet parents and help them make informed choices and wade through the marketing when choosing the right food for their pet


Exotics or NTCAs: What should you call the ‘weird’ pets?

You may have heard us mention these types of animals on Veterinary Ramblings before: they include hedgehogs, sugar gliders, and many other small furry friends – often called ‘exotic’.

But why do we call them exotic? Is this term really accurate? And what does it mean for owners of these animals?

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