Xueli graduated from Nanjing Agricultural University in China in 2012. She joined the final year rotation at the Royal Veterinary College in 2016 and passed NAVLE and ECFVG in 2019. She worked as a junior vet at the HongKong Jockey Club Conghua Racecourse for 18 months. Prior to commencing her medicine residency at UQ, she worked at Scone Equine Hospital during the 2021 breeding season.