Rhiannon has recently joined the Vetsouth family as an equine tech in Invercargill, we caught up with Rhiannon to find out a little bit more about her and her new role.
Why do you enjoy being an equine tech?
I enjoy being an equine tech because I get to work with horses which is my passion. I enjoy the variety of work and being a part of a team.
Where did you study?
I studied to be a large animal technician through Otago Polytech. I wanted to be an equine vet throughout high school and working here as a tech has sparked my interest in learning more and possibly achieving that one day in the future. It's very interesting to watch surgeries at the clinic and to work alongside the amazing vets.
Tell us a bit about yourself?
I recently moved here from Timaru, where I have lived my whole life. Before this job I had involvement with the thoroughbred racing industry, riding trackwork and helping out at a stud. I previously enjoyed working with cattle on a dairy farm too. My involvement with rural animals led me to be selected to go to Montana USA in 2018, where I got to stay at a ranch and round up cattle on horseback and visit Yellowstone national park, which was an amazing experience.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing netball and volleyball and hacking out on my horse, as well as cooking and baking. This past summer I travelled around the South Island camping all the way from Milford Sound to Golden Bay.
- Rhiannon Simpson