I graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000 and for my very first job, I worked in mixed practice in the Brisbane Valley. But I craved adventure. So, I moved to the UK for a 12-month stint working abroad.
Like many Aussie vets who work in the UK, I ended up loving the experience and staying for 5 years. After positions at large and small practices, as well as locuming, I began to consider specialising as a surgeon. However, my mindset changed in 2006 when I started working at an emergency hospital.
When I moved back to Australia, I started mentoring other veterinarians at Animal Emergency Service during a time of huge transition. The team grew from 6 vets to 22 clinicians, ranging from new graduates, right through to experienced vets transitioning into the fast-paced and challenging field of emergency and critical care.
Since then, I’ve worked with multiple coaches and invested a lot of time (and money) into finding better ways to work, live and get the most out of life
By working with coaches and diving into my own personal development, I’ve gained confidence in my ability to handle whatever the job (and life) can throw at me – and coached others to do the same.