Very few people know at the age of 7 exactly what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Growing up in Namibia and being exposed to animals and wildlife from an early age she knew that she wanted to dedicate her life to helping animals. After finishing school in Windhoek she completed her 1st year BSc at the University of Stellenbosch with honors before transferring to Onderstepoort at the University of Pretoria. After qualifying she went to practice in the UK to gain invaluable experience, working with specialists such as Dr Richard Bleckman (Winner Vet of the Year Award 2000) where she gained insight into complementary medicine and specialist surgery. She then took charge of a branch practice for a large 1st opinion referral group. It was here that she gained experience in advanced techniques such as laparoscopic spays and cardiac ultrasound.