Kat trained to become a Registered Veterinary Nurse at Harper Adams University and qualified with a Foundation Science Degree in Veterinary Nursing in 2013. After graduating, she went on to work in a busy first-opinion veterinary hospital in Wolverhampton. During full-time employment she achieved the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (small animal) and soon after achieved the Bachelor of Science Degree in Veterinary Nursing with First Class Honours in 2017.
During her time in clinical practice, Kat was mainly involved in medical nursing, in-patient care, out of hours and emergency nursing and clinical coaching. Following her passion for training student Veterinary Nurses in practice, Kat moved into full-time teaching at Harper Adams University in 2017. She later achieved Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2020. Kat is currently involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in addition to studying for the Master’s Degree in Advanced Veterinary Nursing. Kat has also kept her hand in practice as she regularly locums within a local veterinary hospital.
Kat's current interests are infection control, anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic imaging, medical nursing, research and student education and training.
Kat has a 6 year old Shetland Sheepdog named Drake. Drake is involved in various teaching activities for the undergraduate veterinary nursing and veterinary physiotherapy students.