Carrie grew up in the Northern Territory surrounded by wildlife as her father was a ranger with NT Parks and Wildlife. She always loved animals and began working in the animal industry when she was 18 and can’t imagine not working with animals. Carrie began vet nursing in 2006 has spent the last 10 years working for Greencross Vets in a number of roles including veterinary nursing, reception and practice management.
Carrie has run adoption programs for cats and kittens through her workplaces, and fostered for several rescue groups over the past decade. In 2014, she co-founded Chihuahua Rescue Qld after seeing the need to assist with Chihuahuas and other small dogs who were not coping in the shelter environment. Chihuahua Rescue Qld likes to say they’re one of Qld’s “worst” breed specific rescue as since they started they have rescued and rehabilitated many breeds of dogs of all sizes, plus a few cats and guinea pigs. Chihuahua Rescue Qld are committed to providing gold standard veterinary care and comprehensive behavioural training to all dogs in foster care. The CRQ team are committed to providing a high level of support to foster carers. Carrie has a strong interest in dog training and behaviour and enrichment. She has a heart for old dogs and palliative care.
Carrie is owned by 6 beloved rescue dogs, 2 special rescue cats from feral colonies and 3 guinea pigs. She is married with an animal-crazy daughter and a very patient husband.