Fiona graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 1996. After graduation, she worked in small animal practice in the United Kingdom and Australia for 2 years before beginning doctoral research at the University of Queensland. In 2001, she completed her PhD and was awarded Membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (small animal medicine).
During the following years she worked as a small animal medicine clinician in the University of Queensland Veterinary Teaching Hospital and enjoyed another 6-month locum position in the United Kingdom. In 2003 she began a 3-year residency program in all-species cardiology at the University of California, Davis and passed the board examinations to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology) in 2006.
Before returning to Australia in 2007, Fiona completed an externship at the paediatric cardiology facility of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Fiona continues to enjoy collaborative cardiovascular research. She is excited to join the team at the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre at Gatton where she will continue to pursue her passion of helping animals with heart disease.