Patricia graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Ontario, Canada in 2008.
Following graduation, she worked as an emergency veterinarian for three years before moving to Australia where she practiced as a veterinary tutor in the emergency department at the University of Melbourne’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She subsequently completed a residency in small animal emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2017. She temporarily returned to Canada where she worked as a critical care specialist in private practice before returning to Australia and joining the ARH team.
As part of her postgraduate training, Patricia authored several scientific articles and book chapters on the use of lactate as a prognostic and therapeutic tool in dogs and cats. Her clinical interests include shock, trauma, sepsis, and mechanical ventilation. Patricia is passionate about critical care because it allows her to maximize the potential for a positive outcome in the most compromised patients. When she isn’t helping sick dogs and cats, Patricia enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and her daughter.