Cate graduated from the University of Queensland in 1996. Her first job was in a dairy/mixed practice in rural Gippsland.  She then worked as a locum vet in the UK life for 6 months before settling in Bath, UK. After a few years in mixed practice she realised her real passion was surgery, and joined a busy multi-branch practice in Bath where she gained both her RCVS certificate and ANZCVS membership in small animal surgery.

Cate worked in surgical referral practice in Bath for 12 years and while she loves all aspects of small animal surgery, her special interest areas are: feline orthopaedics, canine stifle disease, fracture repair and surgery.