Rachel qualified in 1991 from the RVC, London. After several years working in mixed practice Rachel returned to the RCV and completed a 3 year residency in soft tissue surgery. After this Rachel went back into practice for a few years and also spent some time at University College Dublin working as a soft tissue surgeon. Rachel completed RCVS certificates in Small Animal Surgery and Radiology before taking up a temporary soft tissue surgery lectureship at the University of Liverpool, that was over 19 years ago. Other than one year spent in a private referral practice, Rachel has remained working at the University of Liverpool where she teaches 4th and 5th year vet students alongside working in a busy soft tissue surgical referral service. Whilst at Liverpool Rachel has gained the European Diploma in Small Animal Surgery and a Masters in Clinical Oncology from Birmingham University . Despite being in the business for a long time Rachel is still not bored with surgery!