I qualified from Bristol University in 2002 and worked for 4 years doing mixed work in a number of practices both in the UK and New Zealand. I then moved to a solely small animal role in Newbury where I pursued an interest in surgery, with a particular focus on soft tissue surgery. I gained my GP certificate in soft tissue surgery in 2009. I have a wide range of experience in a variety of practice settings from charities, small practices, hospitals and referral centres. I also have an interest in communication and professional skills and I am an accredited mediator. I was appointed in November 2017 to provide maternity cover as a teaching fellow in small animal practice.