Lisa Boyes graduated from The University of Queensland in 2005 with a Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Veterinary Technology. She also obtained a Diploma of Applied Science majoring in Equine studies. After graduating, Lisa began working at the Animal Welfare League where she completed her certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing.

In 2013, Lisa joined  the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital as a casual after hours emergency veterinary technician where she developed a keen interest in emergency and critical care nursing and is currently studying towards a diploma in that area.