Emily Ireland

BVSc MANZCVS (Emergency & Critical Care)

Growing up with animals from a young age I always knew I wanted to be a vet – even from 6 years old! I spent a lot of my childhood on a beef cattle property and originally pictured myself making a career as a mixed practice vet. Graduating from JCU in 2014, I commenced working in mixed practice for 3 years in North Queensland before later feeling the need for my next challenge. This brought me back to JCU in 2018 where I commenced a medicine internship and found my passion for critical care, transferring into the Emergency and Critical Care department to commence life living on “the dark side.” I obtained my Memberships in ECC in 2019 and soon relocated to Brisbane to commence working at Animal Emergency Service. I love the fast-paced, busy environment working in Emergency and have a hunger for knowledge, constantly wanting to improve to deliver the best possible care for my patients. With the challenge of both complex medical and surgical cases, I officially live and breathe everything ECC. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else!