I grew up in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, where a love of animals and an interest in science was encouraged by my mum from an early age.
In 1989 I qualified as a veterinary surgeon from the Royal Veterinary College, London and came to Ulverston to my first job in mixed practice treating anything from a tiny mouse to a great bull.
After 10 years I had a break to start my family with my husband but it was not long before I was juggling family life with 4 children and numerous dogs with working part time at South Lakes Veterinary Centre.
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