Kerry graduated from Edinburgh University and worked in small animal practice for two years before returning to Edinburgh to study the myocardial dynamics in various forms of feline primary and specific cardiomyopathies. Whilst studying for her PhD Kerry also took up a clinical role with the cardiopulmonary service at Edinburgh University and gained both her certificate in Veterinary Cardiology and PhD in 2004.
In 2006, Kerry was awarded membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, and gained her Fellowship in 2010. Gaining this diploma level qualification made her eligible to apply for Specialist status, and she was made a Specialist of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in Feline Medicine in 2011.
As the former Head of the Feline Clinic and the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) senior lecturer in feline medicine at Edinburgh University Kerry was responsible for the first radioiodine clinic with an average hospitalisation period of only 7days and was a co-founder of the FAB Veterinary Cardiovascular Society (VCS) screening program for Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
She is a world-renowned lecturer and accomplished clinician. In 2014 Kerry gained her European diploma in Companion Animal Medicine and became a European Specialist in Companion Animal Medicine. She currently manages her own feline consultancy business.