Lizzy graduated with commendation from Liverpool University in 2001. During her final year at university, she met her husband, also a vet. Her first job was in a rural mixed practice in Staffordshire before having her children.
The family moved to Cornwall in 2007 and she joined Nute Vets in January 2008. Whilst there she attained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice with modules in anaesthesia and pain relief, surgery and medicine, a culmination of 600 hours of study.
Lizzy has an active interest in mentoring and supporting student vet nurses and new veterinary graduates in practice. She has been a lecturer for Duchy College to student vet nurses and for training days and web based post-graduate learning for qualified Veterinary Nurses. Lizzy has also organised client information evenings, most recently on osteoarthritis.
Her interests in practice include surgery including orthopaedic procedures, feline medicine, behaviour in both cats and dogs and osteoarthritis management. As part of OA management, Lizzy was the first vet in Cornwall to use stem cell therapy to help an arthritic dog, and includes it as part of the management options for this debilitating disease.
Lizzy was also instrumental in Nute Vets gaining the first Cat Friendly Clinic Award in Cornwall. She hopes her experiences will be useful to City Road Vets achieving the same award.
Lizzy has been involved with the Cornwall Veterinary Association for many years, including being elected President and initiating the annual day of lectures for vets and nurses across the county.
More recently she has become involved in a national support group for veterinary professionals, which is proving to be both challenging and rewarding.
Outside of work Lizzy enjoys spending time with her family and with her animals; two guinea pigs, three sheep, four chickens and five cats