Rachael graduated from Cambridge Vet School some years ago (she thought telling us when would make her too old!). After 13 years in mixed practice she undertook an ophthalmology residency in Melbourne Australia, gaining her Australian fellowship in 2014, and RCVS specialist status in 2017. Rachael was successful in the ECVO exam in 2018 making her a European Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology. Her interests are in any aspect of ophthalmic surgery and also in non-domestic species ophthalmology.
Outside of ophthalmology she is a director of Carriacou Animal Hospital, a charity veterinary hospital on one of the Grenadine islands. The hospital provides free veterinary care to the animals on the island and is staffed and supplied entirely by volunteers. Rachael also owns two naughty terriers - Woody and Tiggy (pictured above) - who come to work every day and 'hang out' in the staff doggy-daycare!