Iffy's love of avian and exotics began with her Bachelor of Science majoring in Zoology and Marine Biology at James Cook University, and continued to grow with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology at the University of Queensland. Following graduation, Iffy completed an internship year in emergency and critical care and a clinical honours year in avian and exotics.

Iffy has published several clinical and research articles including a thesis on the use of Suprelorin implants in domestic chickens. Her areas of interest are avian and exotics anaesthesia, wildlife rehabilitation and palliative care.