Rachel graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Edinburgh University and entered small animal practice where she soon developed an interest in small animal dentistry. Since 2010, her clinical practice has been limited to small animal dentistry and oral surgery; providing clinical referral work, continuing education and consultancy services. In 2012 she passed the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists’ examination in small animal dentistry and oral surgery. In 2016 she passed the European Veterinary Dental College Board examinations to become a Diplomate and EBVS ® European Veterinary Specialist in dentistry. She was granted RCVS Specialist status in 2017.
She has lectured nationally and internationally and published original research and review articles in journals, textbooks and on-line platforms, and is regularly involved in on-line and in-house teaching for under- and post-graduate vets and nurses. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, and is peer reviewer for journals such as; Journal of Small Animal Practice, Australian Veterinary Journal, Companion Animal, In Practice, Veterinary Record Case reports and PLOS-ONE.
She serves on the board of the European Veterinary Dental College as Member at Large, and also serves on the examination committee.