BVSc DSAM(Fel) DipECVIM-CA MRCVS MANZCVS (Animal Welfare)
Andrea graduated as a veterinarian from University of Bristol (UK) in 2000 and after 2yrs in mixed practice, returned there to undertake a 3 year residency, followed by a lectureship in feline medicine. She gained the European and RCVS Diplomas in veterinary internal medicine and feline medicine in 2005, and has published and lectured widely in this field. Andrea relocated to Australia in 2011 where she lives with her partner on a 700-acre property with rescued farm animals and horses, including brumbies (Australian wild horses). Since being in Australia, Andrea developed a broader interest in animal welfare science, alongside particular interests in brumbies both in the wild and in captivity. She gained memberships of the ANZCVS in Animal Welfare in 2016. In 2015, she embarked on a PhD studying the welfare of free-roaming brumbies in NSW. Alongside this, in addition to training and providing healthcare for brumbies that she took on herself, she began working with a large brumby rehoming group in the remote outback of NSW, providing veterinary care to optimize the welfare of brumbies transitioning into domestic lives.