Jayne Weller is a firm believer in chasing dreams until they become reality. Growing up in Campbelltown in Sydney’s south-west, Jayne always wanted to be a vet but realised she might not get the marks. Graduating from Macarthur Anglican School, Jayne’s university course allowed her to bring together her love of the violin with her love of science, combining Arts and Science in a degree where she majored in Music and English alongside Zoology. After being rejected three times for a Veterinary Science degree, Jayne got a job at Mogo Zoo, working with everything from meerkats to red pandas and the big cats. Encouraged by a local vet to have one last shot at her dream, Jayne sat an exam three times and applied to every university in Australia and New Zealand to get into Veterinary Science – and was finally accepted. As a mature aged student, Jayne worked as a vet nurse at a specialist hospital before getting a job as a vet in her final year. Conservation and sanctuary work is her real passion, and Jayne has helped set up a conservation centre in Nepal that provides sanctuary for wild leopards that have been rescued from the illegal pet trade.