Kate graduated from Cambridge in 1993. After a period in mixed general practice, she was awarded a Clinical Research Training Scholarship at the University of Bristol, funded by the Wellcome Trust. She obtained a PhD in 1998 and both the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Radiology and the European Diploma in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging in 2000.
Following a period of self employment, offering a mobile referral ultrasound/radiology service in the South of England, she started her current post at the University in 2002. Kate works part time, balancing her interests in Diagnostic Imaging alongside the many demands of being a mother of three young children.