Kate graduated in 2008 from Massey University. After spending a few years in small animal practice in Timaru, she went to the UK for 18 months on a working OE with her partner and fellow vet Todd. They returned to NZ in 2011, got married and have been working in the Nelson/Tasman area ever since. Kate started working at SVH as a locum in 2014, but is now a permanent member of staff. Kate and Todd have 3 kids – Emily, Georgia and Louis. They also share 3 cats – Ptolemy the Siamese, Frodo the English moggie, and Brown the rescue Burmese; a rescue English Pointer called Indy; and 2 rabbits called Perry and Poppy.