I qualified from Edinburgh in 2001 and after a short stint working in the FMD outbreak, my first job was in a mixed practice in West Sussex, followed by a 3 year stint in mixed practice in New Zealand. On my return to the UK I changed to Equine Practice in the Warwickshire/ Worcestershire Area and this is still my current role. My husband Mark is also an Equine vet in a busy referral practice with a demanding on call rota.
I now work part time, due to having two children who are now aged 10 and 13, and I enjoy and look forward to my work days. The early years were challenging trying to juggle childcare with work, now the biggest pressure comes from trying to keep up with the children’s after school activities and ponies, which we just about manage!
I try really hard to make time for myself to keep fit, and I enter a few triathlons each year to keep me motivated. I enjoy all of the disciplines, and the rest of the family often join me for bike rides, runs or swims. I also compete my own horse when it fits in amongst the girls competition schedule!