Veterinary Surgeon and Partner
I decided to be a vet at age 10. The only career needing A-levels, which my parents said I had to do, in the book "Careers with Horses" was that of veterinary surgeons. Over time the desire to work with horses has lessened but the idea of being a vet has never changed.
Having attended Beverley High School for girls and then Hull College of Further Education. I also attended the Royal Veterinary College in London were I graduated in 1989, so I have been qualified for 24 years.
My first job was in a large mixed practice based in Nottingham. I spent 6 years there before leaving to take a second degree at the University of Nottingham. To fund this I started doing locum work, which took me to some interesting places, including Guernsey and Alderney. I graduated in 1998 with a 2:1 in English studies and continued to locum until 2000 when I moved back to the Beverley area. I then worked for one of the local practices in Beverley, again doing mixed work. This included regular trips to the greyhound racing as track vet for the night and covered the Foot and Mouth epidemic in 2001 when I acted as a TVI.
In 2002 the urge to be my own boss sent me back to the world of locums. It has taken longer than I thought it would but I'm nearly there! Over the past 11 years I have worked for a large range of practices which has given me a very wide range of experiences to draw on.
I am now looking forward to the challenge of putting those experiences into practice.