BVSC + Continuing Education
Continuing Education evenings provide an opportunity to speak to our team
BVSC + Continuing Education
BVSC's own seminar room provides an everyday learning space for onsite continuing education
BVSC + Continuing Education
BVSC is dedicated to providing continuing education to our veterinary colleagues



 + Webinar  +  Wednesday 25 October at 6:30pm (Qld) 7:30pm (AEDT)

 Nursing the Tick Patient – Tips and Tricks
Join BVSC’s nurse manager, Layla Coonan, and hospital veterinarian, Dr Gail Jackson for this webinar all about the eastern paralysis tick

and the life-threatening illness it causes in dogs and cats.

Get to know the enemy and find out how the toxin affects our pets.

Learn the tips and tricks involved in providing excellent nursing care to our tick paralysis patients, both simple and complicated.

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+ Gail Jackson

   Hospital Veterinarian 

Layla Coonan

   Dip AVN (Small Animal) Dip HE CVN (UK) VN TAE
   Nurse Manager

Gail was born in the UK and moved to Melbourne when she was very young and then moved to the Sunshine Coast to complete her high school education. 

After completing her Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science at James Cook University, Gail starter her career in general practice in Canberra and then moved back to Brisbane. 

The next four years of her career Gail worked in Emergency at AES Underwood and Jindalee and occasionally at the Tanawha and Gold Coast clinics. 

As part of fulfilling a lifelong dream of doing charity work, Gail then moved into shelter work for a while before taking the important role at BVSC as a Hospital Veterinarian. This role enables Gail to work emergency cases which can be quite complex at times.


Layla grew up in a town called Bingley in Yorkshire England. She started Vet nursing in 2000 at a small general practice working with small animals and exotics.

From there she moved to Manchester to work at a multi-discipline referral and a 1st opinion practice in Cheshire, working between the Referral hospital and the branch practices. It was here that she obtained her veterinary nurse training and became an RVN.

Layla then moved to Australia and started working as a casual at BVSC. She was sponsored on a business visa and taken on as full-time nurse and became an Australian resident in June 2014. Layla was the Primary Medicine nurse at BVSC for three and a half years and then took on the role of Nursing Supervisor and is now one of BVSC’s Nurse Managers.

Continuing education is important to Layla, and she has completed a Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing through Myerscough College in the UK. The diploma pertains to diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and internal medicine.  More recently Layla has completed her Cert IV in Training and Assessment.

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