Senior Nurse/Student Nurse Trainer
Eithan Giles joined our team in November 2020 as a fully qualified veterinary nurse.
Eithan found his way to vet nursing while sitting in our waiting room with his sick cockatiel Zelda. He decided to become a vet nurse while waiting for his appointment because he was inspired to look after animals.
These days, Eithan is our senior nurse and plays a significant role in the management team. He’s also very well known as our “tech guy”. When we break a computer (or want a new one), he’s the one we bug. As we’ve recently had a significant software upgrade, Eithan’s work is never-ending and no question is too stupid.
Eithan’s real strength though is in his ability to monitor anaesthetics in addition to all round nursing duties. He is very well-experienced with most breeds of animals, so it’s hard to surprise him with something different.
Our student nurses have come to rely on Eithan for training and it’s something we’ve learned to trust him for. He actively gets his students involved in every aspect of clinic life and word has spread that students aren’t just stuck cleaning during their placement shifts. Eithan is the reason we have a placement waiting list.
Eithan has completed his Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and is always looking into extension studies.
Eithan really should have a warning label stuck to his back (sometimes nurses get to the stickers and he actually does). If he ever asks you to open a small wooden box, run away.
Eithan lives with his 4 cockatiels, 2 conures, quaker and 2 dogs. Watch this space he’s likely to end up with a galah as he has a soft spot for them.
When Eithan is not at the clinic, he’s often pet-sitting. We’re never entirely sure where he’s living, but it’s ok, he still shows up.
Outside of the clinic, Eithan competes in paintball. He enjoys gaming. He’s the one that gets us lost on dog walks.
"Let’s turn left guys. We’re not going to die on a mountain full of leeches."
Areas of Expertise
- Veterinary Nursing
- Student Manager
- Warehouse Management
- IT expert
Eithan at work! Check out the extracts below:
WHAT CLIENTS SAY?
KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS ABOUT EITHAN
"There are no enough words to express my gratitude. Dr Phill is just Amazing. Thank you Thank you from the bottom of my heart for looking after Charlie for the past 8 years. & to the Amazing Staff members Mel, Katelyn, Eithan & Dakota for their kind words and support over the years. Just Beautiful people who show so much love, care & dedication. Always going above and beyond."
"Thank you so much to all the staff. Dr Ruth, Mel and Eithan. You are compassionate and professional. I can recommend this clinic for all avian issues. Lovely staff. Nice to know you’re only a short drive away. "
"I can't recommend highly enough !!! Burwood Vets are very kind, caring and highly skilled. On the weekend our dog Buddy suffered a bad tooth injury (some kid at the creek threw a ROCK for him and he though it was a stick and it broke his tooth, exposing the pulp) . Despite us not being regular clients, Burwood Vets fit him in straight away and were able to save his tooth. One staff member even had to come in on their day off to assist! The nurses and vet who handled his dental were amazing. Prices were very fair too. "Thank you" to the whole team, we are so grateful to you for saving Buddy's tooth and caring for him so well. 10 stars!"