Anne has been working as a veterinarian since graduating with her BVSc from the University of Sydney in 2005. She has completed a Masters in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery (Murdoch University), Memberships in Animal Welfare through the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and is a Diplomat of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. She is the co-author of the book “Veterinary Ethics: Navigating Tough Cases” and completed a PhD on veterinary ethics.
When she isn’t working in clinical practice, Anne teaches DVM students in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science.
She is passionate about veterinary general practice, as it provides many opportunities to promote positive welfare in animals. Her favourite things about general practice are getting to know her patients and their people, the variety of cases, and problem solving.
“It makes my day when a client sends me a photo or video of one of my patients happily doing their thing at home, either after they’ve recovered from illness or we’ve helped keep them well,” she says.
She has lived with animals all of her life, including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, bearded dragons, goldfish, rats, mice, budgies and an array of transient critters passing through on their way to permanent homes. She currently shares her life with Hero, a three-legged male domestic long hair, who keeps her on her toes.
In her spare time, Anne loves experimenting in the kitchen, reading (she can often be found in her local library), getting out in nature and taking photos.