Laura graduated as a veterinary surgeon from the University of Queensland in 2013 with Honours, having undertaken her research in immunotherapeutic methods for the treatment of canine mastocytomas. She went on to complete a rotating small animal internship at Perth Veterinary Specialists. From April 2015 to August 2016 Laura worked as an associate veterinary surgeon in Kent, before completing a residency in veterinary anatomic pathology at the University of Sydney. During this, she gained post-graduate degrees in veterinary anatomic pathology, with immunohistochemical characterisation of canine urothelial carcinomas being the basis of her Masters thesis. Laura is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and Member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Pathology.
Laura has spoken at multiple Australian veterinary pathology meetings and has a passion for scientific communication and connecting with her peers. She is interested in the clinical correlates of gross and histologic pathology, developing higher-order thinking in veterinary students and bridging diagnostic pathology services with vets-in-practice and the wider scientific community. In her spare time, she enjoys surfing, reading and rock climbing.