Lauren grew up, in sunny Cairns, obsessed with animals but it was the story of a local vet saving a trio of lion cubs (and temporarily ending up with them in the backyard) that cemented her desire to be a vet.
She moved to Townsville QLD to obtain her degree from James Cook University and made the most of her placements around Australia and New Zealand in small animal, mixed, and exotic practices. When it came to deciding where to go next however she fled the FNQ heat to enjoy our lovely Orange weather, wine, and food.
Outside of work Lauren has a love of basketball, reading, travel and Netflix. She also hopes to pursue further education in the treatment and care of wildlife, exotic, and zoo animals.