Samantha Bicknell

Samantha Bicknell

Hi Everyone, I have had the pleasure of coming to a great place to work for over 20 years now.  This was my first permanent job after graduation, and I have never left!

My family moved around a bit when I was young, having a defence force background.  We didn’t have a lot of money, we didn’t go away on holidays much, and so animals were grounding for me.  Their way of just getting on with things was inspiring, and when they needed help, it was the least I could do, and I had a knack for it.

Animals really became my teachers.  They taught me patience and compassion, and they seemed to help connect people.  I remember seeing a spark in my youngest brother’s eyes (he has Down Syndrome) wherever there was an animal involved.  I visited his special needs school once with a baby possum I was rearing at the time.  I will never forget the student’s squeals of delight when the possum ran up my arm.  It meant the world to kids who couldn’t speak or relate like you and me.

And so, my journey to be a vet had begun from quite a young age!  From my humble beginnings as a new grad in 2001, I became part owner in King Street Vets from 2004.  I have had great business partners in that time and have recently become sole owner.

My journey in my adult life owes a lot to the people of King Street Vets, and the families and pet’s that I have had the pleasure of getting to know.  I love that I have relationships with owners through their entire pet-lives, from puppyhood, to helping their loved-ones on their way in the end.  It means I value the people who come through our doors, it brings meaning to my career and my love for my hometown.  My journey down this path, has meant that I have had the privilege of making a difference for so many pets, their families and the individuals who make the team a pleasure to work in.