Meet the Nursing Team
Heidi Knightley BSc, DipEventMgmt - Nursing Manager & Head Veterinary Nurse
Heidi is a qualified Cert IV small animal and Cert III equine veterinary nurse, and has Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Heidi has been part of our team since March 2015 after working at another local clinic for 7yrs, and previously at a large multi-branch vet clinic in southern Sydney for 4 years. Heidi is frequently found to be travelling away from the clinic presenting to her peers at nursing conferences Australia wide.
Heidi grew up on a farm in Albion Park, so has a lifetime experience with animals great and small. Heidi has a particular interest in orthopaedics, animal nutrition, exotics medicine, mentoring new staff & online marketing. Heidi is one of our trained Laser technicians and holds certificates in Medical Laser safety and Therapeutic Laser use in Companion Animals from the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications.
Heidi currently lives with her husband on a large farm with her dog 'Kelsie', a Kelpie, her horse, 'Princess', 'HeiHei' the chicken and lots of cows! In her spare time Heidi enjoys horse riding, dancing , reading and catching up with friends. Heidi is soon to commence her certificate in Training and Assessment to allow her to pursue her second passion of teaching the new generation of veterinary nurses.
Shauny Salisbury - Senior Veterinary Nurse
Shauny has been with Cannon & Ball since December 2014 after completing work placement with us, and gaining her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Shauny grew up with a passion for small animals in a family who owned birds, cats and dogs. In the clinic she enjoys meeting all the new pets and owners, and loves to spend time explaining the veterinary needs for their new pets. Shauny has an interest in learning about all the new & exciting veterinary products and the benefits of these. In her spare time Shauny likes to spend time with her 5 pets ‘Sky’ the boisterous Husky, 'Sox’ a DSH cat, 'Ruby' the Border Collie , 'Titan' the cat and the newest member of the family "Stella" the cat!
Terri Clews - Senior Veterinary Nurse
Terri is the newest addition to our wonderful nursing team. Terri gained her Cert IV Veterinary Nursing qualification in 2017. Terri worked at a mixed practive in Mudgee before moving to Wollongong end of 2019.
Terri has a particular interest in Surgery, Exotic Animals and education in all areas. In her spare time Terri loves to spend time with Family, Beach 4X4, Game Fishing, Motorbikes, and hanging out with her dog Zarli & cat Stormy.
Chantelle Doyle - Senior Veterinary Nurse
Chantelle is a qualified veterinary nurse and began her nursing career with Cannon & Ball in February 2013. Chantelle spent 2yrs doing work placement at Symbio, and 2yrs working with WIRES rehabilitating many native animals before coming to Cannon & Ball. She has a passion for further education and fills her spare time with additional study in canine behaviour, rehabilitation, grooming, massage/hydrotherapy & herbal medicine.
Chantelle has her Cert II in Animal Studies through Taronga Zoo & Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Chantelle has a particular interest in behavioural training working with Naughty Dog School on the weekends. Her little dog ‘Lucey’, accompanies and supervises her on all her adventures. Chantelle has recently welcomed a human child to her family so is back with us on a part-time basis
Hannah Ashford - Senior Veterinary Nurse
Hannah obtained her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing in 2006. Hannah initially worked in the Blue Mountains for 7 years as a vet nurse, then to returned home to Wollongong and spent the next 5yrs working at the local RSPCA shelter. Hannah soon realised her true passion was as a veterinary nurse, and become part of our team in February 2017. Hannah runs our puppy preschool classes here at the clinic and has a particular interest in dog behaviour. In her spare time Hannah likes hiking, going to the gym and anything to do with the outdoors. Hannah has two pets of her own "Domino" a 13yr old Papillon x, and "Leroy" her 10yr cat.
Katie Johnson - Veterinary Nurse
Katie began work experience with Cannon & Ball in 2016 and has since gained her Certificate in Veterinary Nursing and joined our team at the end of 2017. She has a particular love of Birds and Wildlife and, before coming to Cannon & Ball, spent time raising and rehabilitating native birds with WIRES and learning about the care of our native possums and reptiles.
Katie knew from an early age that she wanted to work in the animal care industry, having grown up with dogs, cats, goats, birds rabbits & mice. When home, she loves spending time with Goose her lorikeet sidekick, her 9 year old kelpie X Gypsy and her colourful flock of chickens & quail.
Ashleigh Burnett - Veterinary Nurse