Karen graduated from the RVC in 1994. After enjoying work as a first opinion vet, Karen trained at the Animal Health Trust and the Royal Veterinary College as a Veterinary Anaesthetist. She gained her RCVS diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 1999 and her European diploma in the same discipline in 2007. After working many years as an anaesthetist in a variety of referral centres, Karen joined EVC as owner and director in 2017. Karen enjoys the variety of the work in a busy referral clinic but has a particular interest in pain management. Her role is to support the nurses and vets in the field of anaesthesia as well as running pain clinics and a consultancy for other veterinary clinics.
In her spare time Karen has her hands full with managing her big family of 5 dogs and 2 cats. She also loves travelling and music.