Laura began nursing in 2007 and became an RVN in 2010. After spending the first half of her career working in various GP, out-of-hours, and surgical referral clinics, Laura became an internal medicine nurse at a multidisciplinary referral clinic in 2015.

She has been in love with internal medicine ever since and now works as the Senior Medicine Nurse at the Ralph Referral Centre. Laura also runs Veterinary Internal Medicine Nursing, an educational resource helping veterinary nurses develop their medical nursing skills. She became a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Small Animal Medicine in 2019 and loves all aspects of medical nursing, especially endoscopy and caring for chronic disease patients. Outside of work, she enjoys social media, motorbikes, drag racing and kickboxing!

If you’re interested in learning more about Laura and her work, head over to her website

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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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