I have been an animal lover from a young age – I even had an imaginary dog as a child! There were plenty of ‘real’ pets too whilst growing up in Taranaki – a lamb, rabbits, guinea pigs, a budgie, turtles, fish, and cats. I decided that I wanted to be a vet while still at primary school, and I realised that dream in 2006 when I graduated from Massey University. I have since worked in clinics in the Waikato, England, Taranaki, and Fiji. It’s great to be back home in Taranaki and I enjoy making the most of our province – walking the dogs, tramping, and paddleboarding. I look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!