I was born and bred in Adelaide, before moving to Brisbane to fulfil my childhood dream of become a veterinarian. After 5 amazing and sunny years I graduated and moved back to Adelaide where I started off my career with Four Paws Vets, at our Fulham Gardens clinic. Here I spent just over 3 wonderful years.
I then took 18 months off to travel the world. During my travels I developed a passion for volunteer work, donating my time and expertise to improving the lives of street dogs and cats in third world countries.
I have spent time in India, Thailand and Bali working with different animal charities. I really enjoy volunteer work and plan on continuing this throughout my life.
During my travels I also locumed throughout England, while fitting in quite a few holidays when I was there. I returned to Adelaide at the end of 2012 where I was given the privilege of running the Unley clinic for Pets and Their People. I have had the extreme pleasure of looking after and helping you care for your pets since that time.
I had a short stint as a foster care for GAP ( Greyhound Adoption Program). I managed to foster 3 dogs. I failed miserably. I got 1 to a wonderful home, and kept the other 2!!! Ripper was my first foster, he now lives with my parents. Luigi was my last foster....Luigi is a disaster on legs. The most loving dog you will ever meet, but the least intelligent. After 3 failed attempts to kill himself as a foster dog, I realised he had to live with us and have a mum as a vet if he was to survive in this world.
We also have a big, fat rescue cat called Carlos. Carlos is the boss, and is the snuggliest, smoochiest cat you will ever meet. He is also the most tolerant cat who has the patient of a saint as he is 'over loved' by my non fur babies.
Speaking of non fur babies, I have 2 of them. I have 2 energetic, strong willed, hilarious, active boys that take up most of my time these days. Which is why you will only see me part time at Unley for a while. Luckily I have a wonderful husband who helps me wrangle them.
Over the years I have developed a keen interest in dentistry. It is one of those areas that is not taught well at vet school, and I hated being bad at it, so I have continue improving my skills every year (and will keep continuing to do so). It is now a passion of mine because it makes such a different to improve your pets overall health and quality of life. You will no doubt get this discussion from me when I see you.
I also just love general consulting. I love meeting you, your families and especially your fur babies (and feathered and scaled). I love developing strong relationships with my clients, and helping you look after your pets through out their lives. I will always strive to do what's best for you and your pet.
I very much look forward to meeting you soon.