Emily Nightingale was born in Denmark and qualified in 2007 from the University of Copenhagen. Emily simply loves being a vet. "Having been in small animal practice for almost 15 years, I still get so unbelievably excited about helping pets and their people. I love supporting the bond between pet parents and their furry family. It brings me so much joy to feel I can use my knowledge and skills to make a difference". As a mainly companion animal veterinary surgeon, Emily is a true all rounder. She loves consulting, talking to owners about their concerns and using her knowledge and experience to help educate and support owners on their pet parent journey. Emily is also a skilled surgeon having operated on many and most types of animals. Her most memorable patients to date include a dog who ate nine golf balls, the African land snail who came to her for treatment of a fractured shell, a cat who ate a whole roast chicken, a chicken with an impacted crop after she ate too much grass, and a little hamster that needed a caesarian. Emily also is passionate about end of life care and helping owners through the difficult terrain of losing their pet. Emily lives in Suffolk with her three children, beautiful fox red Labrador, Flora ("her fourth child"), five chickens and her husband of 10 years. Emily joined FirstVet in May 2021.