Jennie hails from Northern California where her family beef and dairy operations inspired her career in production animal health. Today, Jennie and her family remain connected to the dairy industry with a 30,000-cow dairy operation in Southern Idaho. Because of this, Jennie's clinical and academic work features a strong practical focus with real-world application in mind.
Jennie has an undergraduate degree in Animal Health and Production from U.C. Davis (1998), and has worked in the biotechnology industry where she developed models of sepsis and endoxaemia to test novel protein compounds and experimental drugs. Jennie received her Veterinary Degree from the University of Sydney in 2005 and in 2010, she became a Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in dairy cattle medicine. Jennie completed her PhD in 2013 at the University of Sydney, evaluating a new salmonella vaccine.
More recently, Jennie's career has shifted towards veterinary education. Jennie's aim is to inspire mixed and large animal veterinarians through continuing professional development, harnessing their exisiting academic and field experience and encouraging lateral thinking techniques and common sense.