Promoted to CVE Director in 2021, Simone has already established strong relationships with both the CVE team and the wider veterinary community it serves. Two key goals are: implementing innovative and engaging ways of delivering continuing veterinary education to a diverse audience and nurturing the CVE community as an independent, member-centric organisation. Simone’s background is primarily in shelter medicine, having started as a new graduate at the RSPCA’s Yagoona clinic where she worked for many years, before moving on to become Chief Veterinarian of Animal Welfare League NSW. She had a stint in media including a column in Sydney’s Sun Herald newspaper, a regular television role and radio. Simone loves many aspects of general small animal practice: soft tissue surgery, building rapport with clients, program delivery in disadvantaged communities, shelter medicine and the odd goat castration. Simone is passionate about education and communication and is keen to explore new ways of connecting with the CVE community.