I joined the team at Adelaide Plains Veterinary Surgery on a permanent basis in January 2017.
Prior to this I had worked at the surgery many times as a locum Veterinarian. I enjoyed the case load, staff, challenges and progressive environment so much that I decided to stay full time!
I was born and bred on a cropping and cattle/sheep farm on the York Peninsula. Growing up I was fortunate enough to be heavily involved in horses and competed at a state level. I always enjoyed helping out on the farm, especially with the sheep or cattle. I still return home to the YP frequently for farm and family time.
After completing year 12 at Maitland Area School, I completed a year of animal science at the University of Adelaide where is discovered I was more interested in the veterinary aspects and thus went on to attend Murdoch University in Perth WA, completing my Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 2010 with honours.
I started my Veterinary carer in mixed country practice eventually moving onto locuming extensively all over Australia. I enjoy traveling and have had the opportunity to volunteer with spey/neuter campaigns in Tonga and Thailand. A large part of my volunteering has been in a Phuket animal shelter teaching surgery skills to vet students.
I have a special interest in dermatology, geriatric patient health care and surgery.
You will often see my dog Maddy, an 11 year old Border Collie Cross on reception or supervising around the practice. She takes her role of treat taste tester very seriously.