Kristy graduated from the University of Queensland in 2002. Kristy is an experienced veterinarian working in small and large animal practice after graduation. After discovering that large animals weren’t where her passion lies, she focused her career on small animal practice. Kristy has always had a love of cats which stems from her childhood, at one stage having 9 rescue cats. It is during her years as a general practice veterinarian that her passion for feline medicine developed. Kristy always gravitated towards feline patients being intrigued by the uniqueness and the complexity of their diseases and treatments. In 2008 Kristy decided to pursue further training and commenced a rotating internship at the University of Queensland Small Animal Teaching Hospital. During this time, she completed Sydney University Continuing Education course in Feline Medicine. Kristy returned to general practice whilst raising 3 children but her desire to pursue Feline Medicine remained. Kristy is a member of the International Society of Feline Medicine and has obtained Membership to the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Science in Medicine of Cats in 2021. Kristy completed a Feline Medicine only internship with VSS in 2021 and is currently undertaking a Residency in Feline Medicine to obtain Fellowship qualifications in Feline Medicine.