Erica is an internationally experienced and qualified internal veterinary medicine specialist at the University of Queensland Veterinary Medical Centre.

Erika graduated from the National Veterinary School of Lyon (France) in 2003, and undertook a rotating internship at the University of Montreal, Canada in small animal medicine and surgery. She returned to France and completed a certificate in advanced studies in internal medicine. Interested in laboratory research work, she further pursued a Master in Oncogenetics at the Medical School of Marseille working on the side as general practitioner.

Erika’s extensive experience encompasses a residency in small animal internal medicine in the USA at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital where she received her Masters degree and American College of Veterinary Medicine Certification in Small Animal Internal Medicine.  She won the Osborne case report competition which recognises the best case presentation annually. Her post-residency career included emergency and specialist private practice in Canada where she also founded the Internal Medicine Service.

Erika focuses on the evidence, process and procedure to synthesise treatment as a solution for the best patient management and outcome. Her interests are broad end she enjoys the wide span of cases, particularly those complex cases where minimally-invasive techniques can deliver the best patient outcome. Her interests also include infectious diseases such as MRSA, haemodialysis and renal medicine, liver diseases, business management and teaching.

During her career, Erika has trained many students, interns, veterinary nurses and mentored younger colleagues. She presents at continuing education conferences and written numerous articles summaries for general practitioners.