Anne graduated as a veterinary surgeon in 2004 from the University of Bristol. Following graduation she spent two years working in a busy small animal hospital where her interest in behaviour and welfare grew, and so she returned to the University of Bristol to undertake a residency and PhD in clinical behavioural medicine. During this time Anne continued to undertake clinical work as a locum veterinary surgeon in first opinion practices in the South West of England, which she has continued alongside clinical behaviour practice. Anne has two young children, four cats and a dog, and is just about to put all the behaviour training in practice with her new puppy. Anne joined FirstVet in June 2021.