Olivia worked for almost 10 years as a PA before changing career path and attending university as a mature student to complete her Early Childhood Studies degree with a view to becoming a Primary School Teacher. Her interest in all creatures great and small was reflected in her research dissertation, which focused on the under-utilised Read to Dogs Scheme and was published in an education journal. Olivia worked part time as a Veterinary Receptionist alongside her studies, first at Easipetcare and then at the Royal Veterinary College and she soon realised this was the field of work she truly loved. After completing her degree Olivia worked as a Client Care Manager at Cherrydown Vets for three years before joining the team at the Wanstead Hospital in 2021 as Client Service Manager. In her spare time Olivia helps run Peaceful Pets Retired Greyhounds, the London based branch of the Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust, who help find homes for retired racing greyhounds. Olivia has two retired greyhounds of her own; Milli and Elsa. She has a niece called Cassi, who is a Connemara pony who she enjoys riding in her spare time. She also has two feline fur brothers Nigel and Atticus, who she adopted from her first vet practice – but her mum would not let her take them with her when she moved out!