For Dr Stephanie Morgan her love of animals started at a young age with the multitude of pet guinea pigs she had as a child. She loved going along with her guinea pigs for their vet visits and watching the vets do their examinations and run tests. It’s no surprise that a vet degree was perfect for her as it combined her love of animals as well as her fascination with medicine.
Dr Stephanie moved into the emergency veterinary medicine field after a close family member went into cardiac arrest and she had to perform cardiac compressions. Thankfully, her relative recovered but it made Dr Stephanie realise this was the kind of work she wanted to do. “Since then I have always been drawn to emergency medicine and the miracles that you can achieve”, she explains.
For any vet student who is aspiring to work in emergency medicine or those looking to work at Perth Vet Emergency, Dr Stephanie says to do it! “Take the leap into emergency! The different cases you get to see, the support you have and amazing learning opportunities have really inspired me”, she says.
A little-known fact about Dr Stephanie, she is a big gym-junkie! If you can’t find her in the hospital you’ll most likely find her sweating up a storm lifting weights at the gym.