Emma is a Lecturer in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals (QMHA).
Emma graduated from Massey University Veterinary School in New Zealand in 2001 and spent 1½ years working in general and specialist practice prior to moving to the United States. She completed a one year rotating small animal internship at Washington State University and then spent a further year at Louisiana State University completing a small animal surgical fellowship.
Following this she moved to London to undertake a residency in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Royal Veterinary College. She then joined the Neurology Service at Davies Veterinary Specialists for a year before returning to the Royal Veterinary College Neurology and Neurosurgery team in January 2009
Emma chose neurology as a specialty because she enjoyed the challenge of localizing the lesion from the history, neurological examination and observations of the animal’s behaviour. She also loves the fact that it regularly crosses the boundary between medicine and surgery allowing her to pursue all aspects of neurology to achieve the best outcome for the patient.
Being able to help an animal walk again or just go home and have a good quality of life that they may not have had without her and seeing the love in the owner’s eyes as they see their pet again is very rewarding. Gaining the skills necessary to be an effective clinician and so improve the lives of her patients has been her greatest achievement as a vet.