BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) FANZCVS (Veterinary Dermatology)
Debbie graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 2008. During her first year in practice she completed the Pfizer (Zoetis) Internship at the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland and worked as a veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Centre. In 2009 she moved to Australia to undertake a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane. A residency in Veterinary Dermatology followed at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre and in 2013 she undertook further training at Cornell University in New York State. Debbie started a referral dermatology practice in Melbourne which ran until 2015. In 2014 she passed the Fellowship exams of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists and became a registered specialist in veterinary dermatology. In 2016 Debbie returned to Auckland and opened a specialist dermatology referral clinic called The Skin Vet, which is based in two hospitals. Debbie has contributed to a number of publications (winning the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists medal) and has presented several times at Science Week. She is actively involved with Science Week as a dermatology stream convenor and has acted as head examiner for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists for the Dermatology Fellowship examinations for the last few years.