When I was making the decision to go to Australia, someone at home said to me: ‘What is for you won’t go by you.’ I knew this would be a great opportunity to work as a veterinary nurse in another country. To learn the different ways they do things. I never thought I would get the chance to be working abroad, but I am happy here.”

According to Google maps, there are 15,022km between Ballinascarthy and Perth. Similarly, Ann-Marie Moyles has come a long way since she took the decision to study animal care with veterinary nursing. But how did a west Cork farmers’ daughter go from working in a private practice in Clonakilty to becoming an equine nurse at Murdoch University in Perth?