Leah graduated from the University of Sydney as a veterinarian in 1999. Following graduation, she worked in a number of veterinary practices in Australia and the UK before commencing a residency in anaesthesia and critical care at the University of Liverpool in the UK in 2003. During this residency Leah was a awarded a Royal College Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In 2008 she became a Diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia by examination. She is also a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
Following completion of her residency she returned to work in Australia at the University of Melbourne where she led the anaesthesia team for 5 years. Leah then relocated to Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga where she was involved in clinical work, teaching and research into animal welfare. Leah remains an adjunct senior lecturer for Charles Sturt University. She is also actively involved in a number of education programs for both veterinarians and nurses.
Leah is passionate about all aspects of veterinary anaesthesia and has a particular interest in perioperative pain relief and pain assessment.