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Rhonda Ponder

RVN, AVN, DipVN(GP), DipVN(Surgery)

Rhonda has been working in the veterinary industry for over 17 years. She achieved her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2007; a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (General Practice) in 2018; and a second Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Surgery) in 2019. Rhonda has maintained unbroken Accreditation since 2009 and was one of the first nurses in Australia to become an AVNAT Registered Veterinary Nurse. Rhonda spent 12 years in general practice (including 5 years as nursing manager) but made the move to speciality practice in late 2015 and has now been a full-time Surgical and Anaesthesia Nurse for over five years. She has been a member of the VNCA since 2005 and is a divisional committee member for South Australia, as well as a discussion board moderator for the VIN Veterinary Support Personnel Network. Rhonda is passionate about gold standard veterinary care and has a special interest in anaesthesia and critical care. She is a firm believer that there is always something new to learn in this industry, and actively seeks that new knowledge whenever she can.

Lectures

Micro-mindful moments: Brain and body resets for busy veterinary professionals

Speaker: Rosie Overfield

Building better relationships

Speaker: Rosie Overfield