Shawna graduated from the University of Sydney faculty of Veterinary Science in 1982, after growing up in suburban Sydney with a varying menagerie of animals and always having a great love and fascination for anything with feathers, fur or fins!
After working full time and then part time with three Sydney small animal clinics, including a stint as managing vet for the RSPCA at Yagoona, she moved out to a 5 acre property in the Hawkesbury in the late 80’s with her husband Richard, her horse, 2 dogs, 1 cat, 4 chooks, a galah and 2 cockateils....and any other abandoned orphans from workplaces!
Since then her “human” menagerie grew to include 3 sons and in 1997, Shawna and her family moved to live in a country farm cottage in Kent in UK for a year, where she undertook locum work in local small animal practices, after gaining her registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Her other interests include travel, bush-walking, band-managing, wine-tasting and listening to her musical sons perform! Shawna is fully registered with the Board of Veterinary Surgeons of NSW, and has full insurance for her mobile business.