Karen began her career in 1989 at The Green Veterinary Centre in Barrow Suffolk, spending several years in mixed practice before moving to a small animal training practice in order to train and qualify as a Veterinary Nurse (VN), which she did in 1997, passing with credit. Karen then spent four years lecturing in veterinary nursing and animal care at Cambridge. During the four years at Cambridge she achieved her Cert Ed, Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications and was also an Assistant Examiner for the VN Exams. Karen joined the AHT in 2001 as Nursing Manager and is responsible for overseeing the provision of high standards of nursing care and good quality student nurse training within the clinic. Karen is a clinical coach and an endoscopy nurse.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.