Lucia grew up in Auckland and studied Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at Massey University. During her 3 years in Palmerston North, she was a Vet Tech representative for Massey Vet Mental Wellbeing Initiative team. Lucia had a particular interest in large animals and wildlife, which she focused on in her final year.
After graduating, Lucia worked at the SPCA Māngere Hospital which she enjoyed, and found the fast-paced, high volume, ever-changing shelter medicine was completely different to her referral and general practice work. Lucia fosters kittens consistently and has a soft spot for special needs fur babies.
Lucia genuinely loves interacting with both people and animals. The desire to uplift, encourage, and exchange knowledge with others is what made her decide to become a Tutor at Vet Nurse Plus. Her goal is to improve holistic wellbeing and strengthen the bond between animals and humans. She hopes that she will teach students to be academically competent, empathetic, passionate, and resilient Veterinary Nurses.