Meet THE NURSING TEAM

Narelle Wade VN

Narelle is our longest serving nursing team member, having been with Cannon & Ball Vets since it opened. She only works part time now, but remains an incredibly valuable part of our surgical service, caring for all your animals during and after anaesthetics and surgical procedures. 

 

Chantelle Wolhar VN

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.

 

Erica Fairleigh VN

Erica moved to the Illawarra from Mudgee in 2013 to begin a degree in psychology, but her true passion for animal care came calling later in the year. Erica has been employed with Cannon & Ball since November 2014, and is training to achieve her Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing. Erica has a particular passion for wildlife & birds. She has volunteered at the RSPCA, has a certificate in animal first aid and completed her wildlife carers training through WIRES.

Erica currently lives in Corrimal with her lovebird ‘Zazu’, and one day dreams of owning & breeding a variety of birds. In her spare time Erica enjoys cooking/baking, bushwalking, attending live music events and learning about the vastness of the animal kingdom!

 

Shauny Salisbury VN

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 3 pets ‘Jetta’ a Rotty x, ‘Sox’ a DSH cat, and ‘Sky’ the boisterous Husky!

 

Heidi Caldwell BSc, VN

Heidi is a qualified small animal and equine veterinary nurse, and has Bachelor of Science degree in Biological science. Heidi has just recently joined our team in 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 grew up on a 150 acre horse stud in Albion Park, so has a lifetime experience with animals great and small. Heidi has a particular interest in orthopaedics, animal nutrition, mentoring new staff & online marketing. 

Heidi currently lives with her husband on 5 acres at Dombarton with her two dogs, 'Bundy', a Cattle x and 'Kelsie', a Kelpie, her horse, 'Princess' and part-time resident 'Mama', the deer. In her spare time Heidi enjoys horse riding, dancing and travelling the ute show circuit, all while studying for her Diploma in Event Management!