Jessie Rice


Jessie has 15 years of experience as a veterinary nurse, holds a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Certificate III Captive Animal Management, Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is currently studying a Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science. She has a strong passion for conservation medicine and research and has worked extensively with wildlife, including a wide variety of native Australian species and various exotic species during her time at a number of zoo’s both nationally and internationally. She even had the experience of being involved in building a zoo. Jessie presently works at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

Jessie is an active member of the international AZVT (American Zoo Veterinary Technician) and has attended and presented at the 2017 and 2019 conference. Along her path she has also worked alongside and trained by some of Australia’s leading anaesthetists and gained knowledge in anaesthesiology, medical, surgical and emergency nursing.

She loves to travel and where possible combines her work with her interest in travelling the world.


Orphaned and injured Wildlife the first 48 hours

Speaker: Jessie Rice