Dr Abbie is a Small Animal Veterinarian with 14 years of world-wide Veterinary experience and a membership in Small Animal Surgery. She graduated from Massey University in 2004 and soon after graduation discovered her passion for Small Animal Surgery. This took her to London where she worked for several years in a combined General Practice/Orthopaedic Referral Centre. In 2011 she travelled to Australia to sit her Australian Memberships in Small Animal Surgery and was subsequently actively involved in organizing events such as the Sydney Small Animal Surgery Journal Club. Abbie has attended countless surgical CPD events and surgical conferences world-wide – she is a regular attendee at Science week, ACVS Surgical Summit and BVOA. She is currently head examiner for Memberships in Small Animal Surgery for the ANZCVS and is a committee member for the Small Animal Surgery chapter. She also runs the Small Animal surgery FB Discussion Page with over 4000 Veterinary Members. She is actively involved with charities such as Pets in the Park and Elephants Rhinos People. She is also passionate about Veterinary Mental Health. She is married with two small children and is employed as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS).