Rachel graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh University in 1997, and entered small animal practice. She soon developed an interest in small animal dentistry. Since 2010 her practice has been limited to small animal dentistry and oral surgery, and she provides first opinion and referral services in Sussex. In 2012 she became a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in the subject of small animal dentistry and oral surgery. She was Course Organiser for the BVDA from 2008-2014 and has lectured nationally and internationally. She has published original research and review articles in journals, textbooks and is regularly involved in on-line and in-house teaching for nurses and vets across the country. She has a particular interest in client communication and recommendations.
In 2015 she became the first RCVS Advanced Practitioner in veterinary dentistry and in 2016 passed the European Veterinary Dental College Board examinations to become a Diplomate.