Kate graduated as a veterinarian from the University of Queensland. After 7 years in the USA, she joined Massey University in July 2005. Kate is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), and is also a registered veterinary specialist with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. Kate completed her PhD on Transdermal methimazole in cats in 2015. Since 2017 Kate has been Director of the online Masters of Veterinary Medicine at Massey University.