Joyce graduated from Massey University in 1987. She worked in Wellington and then the UK before starting work here at Stoke Veterinary Clinic in 1995 as a locum – she soon became a permanent staff member. She enjoys the challenges of all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in pain medicine. She also completed her Australian Membership exams in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care and Anaesthesia in 2003, and is committed to continuing education in these fields.
Joyce enjoys exploring the outdoors – tramping and mountain biking with her crossbreed dogs, Tui and Nui. She is also active in the visual arts (mainly drawing and painting) and is a keen gardener.