Kate graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia. After 4 years in small animal practice she went on to complete a residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at Melbourne University. She then went on to do a second residency in Emergency and Critical Care at the University of California, Davis and became boarded in the specialty in 2002. Kate completed a PhD in acid base physiology at UC Davis in 2008 and is now a faculty member with the UC Davis Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care service.
Her current research interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, clinical acid base and electrolyte disorders and mechanical ventilation.
Kate is also the co-editor of the textbook entitled Small Animal Critical Care Medicine.