Katie qualified with BSc (Hons) Animal Science, Behaviour and Welfare from the University of Plymouth in 2011. After graduating Katie returned home to Guernsey where she worked at a local veterinary practice and qualified as an Animal Nursing Assistant.
Katie has always been interested in canine rehabilitation along with canine behaviour, so alongside working she attended a number of canine behaviour courses and seminars, and she qualified as a dog trainer through the IMDT (Institute of Modern Dog Trainers) in 2016.
Whilst working privately as a dog trainer Katie took a job at a larger veterinary practice where she worked in canine rehabilitation. Here she gained her qualification in small animal hydrotherapy at Greyfriars in 2017. After working in Guernsey for a while, Katie came to Fitzpatrick Referrals for a work placement and not long after she was given the opportunity to work for Fitzpatrick Referrals permanently and joined the team in September 2018.