Anne Fawcett completed an honours degree in philosophy, writing a thesis on the metaphysics and ethics of Spinoza, before studying veterinary science. In addition to working in companion animal practice, she lectures in veterinary ethics and professional practice at the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. She has written over 30 peer-reviewed articles on veterinary ethics and aspects of primary veterinary care. She has also worked as a journalist, writing for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Veterinarian magazine. Anne continues to work in, and enjoy the challenges of, companion animal practice, in addition to lecturing.