Philippa graduated from Harper Adams University in 2013 with a first class honours degree in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management and worked for the first opinion team at Willows Veterinary Hospital for 7yrs, 3yrs as head nurse. Philippa has now transitioned over to the referral team to pursue her passion for veterinary nursing. Philippa holds a certificate in emergency and critical care and is an RSQP, which means she can prescribe and dispense some medicines for small animals, farm animals, and horses. At home, Philippa owns a 70-year-old tortoise called Jimmy, who has been passed down through generations. Despite his age, Jimmy is full of character, fast and loves eating lettuce.