Dr. Robertson received her veterinary training at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After some time in mixed animal practice, she pursued a PhD and training in anaesthesia at the University of Bristol. She is board certified in anaesthesia and animal welfare by the respective American and European Colleges and is trained in small animal acupuncture. Her research interests include the assessment of pain and use of opioids in cats. In 2014 she completed her graduate certificate in shelter medicine from the University of Florida and another of her interests is the development of anaesthetic protocols for large scale spay and neuter clinics. She has been on faculty at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Canada), the University of Florida and Michigan State University (USA) and served as an assistant director in the Animal Welfare Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She is now the Senior Medical Director for Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, a network of over 120 veterinarians providing geriatric and hospice care and in-home euthanasia services in over 60 locations throughout the United States.