ASPIRING Victorian veterinarian nurse Brittany Kroezen and her famous bestie Billy the Goat are back in the game – in more ways than one.
A devoted animal lover, Brittany and Billy earned state-wide acclaim last year when the pair hopped on a train to Flinders St Station in 2015 – much to the delight of onlookers.
However, their five minute of fame crashed down a few months later when Brittany’s career as a veterinarian assistant came to a grinding halt after her former employer “let her go” – in no uncertain terms.
“It was absolutely devastating. I loved my job and one day I went to work, and the boss told me “I would never make it in this industry and that I was fired’,” Brittany said.
“It was said in such a condescending way – I was shattered, truly shattered.”
When one door closes another opens and the mother of one bounced back and walked into the Sarina Russo Job Access Taylors Lakes where she met Manager Colleen Burke, Employment Consultant Catharina Jol and commenced the ParentsNext program.
“It was such a blessing in disguise. Catharina has been such an amazing influence on my life and I can’t wait to complete my Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing in September,” Brittany said.
“I have loved animals all my life. I volunteer at the Second Chance Animal Rescue shelter once a week and I am very excited about making a career out of working with animals.”
Both passionate Essendon Bombers supporters, Brittany and Billy have curtailed their city sight-seeing trips.
“We turned a few heads when we caught the train into town, but they have changed the rules now and animals aren’t allowed on trains, so I just take him for walks around the local streets,” Brittany said. “He’s my best mate and I love him dearly.”
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