I qualified from the University of Liverpool back in 2002, after which I seem to have moved slowly south, settling in Kent in 2008 in and amongst undertaking charity work in Thailand and Greece.

If forced to choose, I would say that I am perhaps more of a cat person and am interested in pursuing a feline medicine certificate (but of course I do love a puppy cuddle as much as anybody!)

I share my life with three cats, known as Gus, Minnie and Susan to their friends; all are rescues from previous practices.

Outside work I enjoy yoga and Pilates and spending time with my stepdaughter.