Welcome to my website. I am a British veterinary surgeon and author living in Norway.
I was inspired by James Herriot to become a veterinary surgeon some thirty years ago. A few years after qualification, I realised I wanted to follow him further, into the world of veterinary writing. I began with short stories, then longer works of fiction, related to my work in general practice and in emergency and critical care. My special interests include anaesthesia and pain relief, and low-stress techniques in small animal handling.
My first book was published on 1st June this year. It is the first in a trilogy about Amanda Hope, a recently qualified vet who lives and works in Yorkshire. Readers of the Animal Ark series of children’s books will recognise the characters. I wrote Summer at Hope Meadows with Victoria Holmes, who worked on the original Animal Ark series.
Read more about Summer at Hope Meadows here.
In my spare time, I like to cook and bake. I also enjoy walking and love taking photographs of the countryside near where I live. I am the proud owner of two guinea pigs and enjoy taking care of my friends’ pets whenever they go away. Along with my husband, I like exploring different cities in Europe. This also allows me to indulge my interest in international cuisine.
I currently live in Norway. I worked for two years in a small animal veterinary practice and speak Norwegian. For a humorous look at my life in the clinic, read my blog. Always Vet in Norway
Many thanks for your visit.