Kate is a DVM 2007 graduate of OVC, originating from Stratford, ON. Following graduation, she pursued mixed animal practice (with a focus on equine/small animal medicine) near her home town. She has since worked throughout Canada in small animal clinics, as far west as B.C. and Alberta, and as far east as Newfoundland. She has a particular interest in imaging and internal medicine, and completed courses in ultrasonography as an adjunct to practice. Currently, she works as the Ontario Animal Health Network Coordinator, covering for Dr Melanie Barham who is on leave. In her time away from work, Kate enjoys hiking around the province, playing soccer, and is an avid reader. She brings her enthusiasm and ideas to continue to build the OAHN expert networks, and works to strengthen ties among producers, industry, and veterinary practitioners, and to effectively communicate disease surveillance information.