Gabriella McDonnell

Gabriella McDonnell

Second Year Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
Mt Albert campus

What inspired you to take this course and career path?
I’ve always been a bit obsessed with animals. I don’t think I could live without pets. It would be really boring. I decided to study vet nursing because I love fixing animals up when they’re injured and I’m really interested in animal science.

Why did you decide to become a Student Rep?
I’m not scared to say things like they are and if I’ve got a problem, I’ll voice it so I thought I’d give this a go and help make studying even better by trying to fix any problems that myself or my classmates may have with the course and how it is run.

What changes do you hope to achieve as a Rep this semester?
Just to make sure all the class is on the same page and no one has any problems with how our classes are taught/run.

I’m not scared to say things like they are and if I’ve got a problem, I’ll voice it…

If you have to bake or cook for others, what is your ‘signature dish?
Lemon Chicken.

Where is your hometown and what is the best thing about it?
Muriwai Beach, the views and the beach.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
The Greek Islands.

What is the book or movie that has influenced you the most and why?
BSAVA 6th Edition, just feel really passionate about it, ya know.

What was your first job (or if you haven’t had a job, your first big responsibility)?
A waitress at a winery cafe.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Working as a vet nurse in Europe with two cats named Maleficent and Olaf and a bunny rabbit named Sven.