Carla grew up in South Africa where her love of animals began early in life. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Onderstepoort, University of Pretoria in 2018. She joined the Taradale Vet Hospital team from South Africa in 2019 just before the Covid pandemic closed New Zealand’s borders. She enjoys surgery and internal medicine and is passionate about ensuring that pets and their pet parents are comfortable and cared for in the vet hospital environment.