Alison graduated from Writtle College in 2005 with a BSc (hons) in Equine Science and qualified as a small animal VN in 2009 whilst working in mixed practice in Bristol. In 2010 she moved to Langford Vets to work as a surgical nurse. During this time she has achieved the Dip AVN (small animal). For a few years she worked as a clinical teaching nurse for the University of Bristol, teaching practicals and lectures to undergraduate VNs in the Veterinary Nursing and Bioveterinary degree course. She moved back into clinical nursing in 2018, returning to the theatre team, becoming Head Theatre Nurse in 2019.