Phillipa grew up on a farm surrounded by animals and cannot remember wanting to anything but a vet. She graduated from Sydney University in 2006 and spent several years working in busy rural mixed practice, developing a passion for emergency medicine. In 2010 Phillipa completed her memberships in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. She has a beautiful German Shorthaired Pointer, Hunter who is nearly three and a bundle of energy. He is wonderful with Phillipa's two year old girl, who loves helping look after him.