Christina graduated from the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College, University of Edinburgh in 1995. She worked in mixed and small animal practice before undertaking a three year residency in small animal medicine and intensive care at the University of Bristol in 2009. Christina obtained the European Diploma in Small Animal Medicine in 2012 and since then has been employed at Bristol as a Small Animal Medicine Clinician. Despite enjoying all aspects of internal medicine she gradually spent more time working in the Feline Centre and was recognised as an RCVS Feline Specialist in 2017.
Christina’s research interests are feline intestinal disease and she is currently working on research into feline gastric lymphoma with colleagues at the Feline Centre. The University of Bristol has a research group looking at antibiotic use and the concerns over developing drug resistance (AMR Force). As part of this research group, Christina is supervising a postgraduate Master’s student investigating bacterial cystitis in cats and the use of antibiotics.
Christina is also passionate about teaching veterinary students and nurses about feline medicine and trying to educate future professionals in ways to be more cat-friendly and help them understand cats better.