In this episode you’ll hear from a British vet nurse named Rebekah who travels the world as a locum. Rebekah originally wanted to be a vet and was devastated when she failed at the last hurdle when it came to university admission. Her back-up plan was to complete a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College in London and then transfer to vet. It didn’t take long for Rebekah to fall in love with vet nursing and decide that she had found her fit and didn’t need to become a vet.
Rebekah’s locum and volunteer history is incredible; it spans the UK, Europe, Australia, Africa and South East Asia and includes a camel sedation and treatment of infected wound, dental procedure on a lioness, post-mortem of a water buffalo, and an elephant enema! Not only is Bekah a vet nurse, she’s also a dive master, and sometimes she’s able to combine these skills. Obviously I had to meet her, and so do you.