UQ vet nurse Trish Farry receives award

Trish Farry
Award winner Trish Farry

Dedicated University of Queensland veterinary nursing educator and clinical academic Trish Farry has been honoured as the 2017 Australian Veterinary Nurse of the year.

The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia which has recognised Farry “for her dedication, professionalism and passion for veterinary nursing” will present her with the award at the Council’s 2018 Conference in Adelaide next March.

Head of UQ’s School of Veterinary Science Professor Nigel Perkins said the announcement of the award came shortly after Farry also received an international honour in the United States.

Farry was recently awarded The Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians Specialty Technician of the Year 2017 at the 22nd International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium, in Nashville, Tennessee.

“These two awards celebrate Trish’s performance as an outstanding member of the School and of the Australian veterinary nursing profession,” Professor Perkins said.

Her nominator for the Australian award, UQ veterinary science alumnus Dr Jenny Sinclair, said Farry provided opportunities for nurses to further their skills, build their confidence and ignite in them the same passion she’s had for her role as a veterinary nurse during her 20-year career.

A clinical instructor in anaesthesia, Farry co-coordinates the third year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program and teaches anaesthesia and analgesia and clinical practices to undergraduate veterinary and veterinary technology students.

Farry is also a member of UQ’s specialist team which delivers the most sought after Veterinary Technology specialisation in the country at UQ’s Gatton campus, and accesses some of the best veterinary teaching facilities available in the world.


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