UQ vet nurse educator receives national and international recognition

26 Oct 2017

Trish Farry checking dog with stethoscopeDedicated University of Queensland veterinary nursing educator and clinical academic Trish Farry has been honoured as the 2017 Australian Veterinary Nurse of the year.

The Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia which has recognised Miss Farry “for her dedication, professionalism and  passion for veterinary nursing”,  will present her with the award  at the Council’s 2018 Conference in Adelaide  in March, 2018.

Head of UQ’s School of Veterinary Science Professor Nigel Perkins said the announcement of the award came shortly after Miss Farry also received an international honour in the United States.

Miss Farry was recently awarded  The Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians (AVECCT) Specialty Technician of the Year 2017 at the22nd International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium, in Nashville, Tennessee.

“These two awards celebrate Trish’s performance as an outstanding member of the School and of the Australian veterinary nursing profession,” Professor Perkins said.

Her nominator for the Australian award, UQ veterinary science alumnus Dr Jenny Sinclair said Miss Farry provided opportunities for nurses to further their skills, build their confidence and ignite in them the same passion she has had for her role as a veterinary nurse during her 20 year career.

A clinical instructor in anaesthesia, she co-coordinates the third year of the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program and teaches  anaesthesia and analgesia and clinical practices to  undergraduate veterinary and veterinary technology students.

Her professional roles have included the Board of Regents for the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, the Board of Directors for the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists and currently as the immediate Past-President of AVECCT.

Miss Farry is a member of UQ’s specialist team which delivers the most sought after Veterinary Technology specialisation in the country at UQ’s Gatton campus and accesses some of the best veterinary teaching facilities available in the world.

Visit https://veterinary-science.uq.edu.au/study to learn more about studying veterinary technology, veterinary science and animal and veterinary bioscience at UQ.

Media: Trish Farry@uq.edu.au, +61 54 601 788.