Having graduated from Cambridge University in the UK in 2006, Lucie spent six years in a mixed animal practice in North Wales. During this time she developed a keen interest in bovine reproduction, and was able to implement many different reproductive programmes on farms to enhance their performance. She also has a special interest in bovine surgery, and performed laparoscopic AI and helped with the ET teams with sheep and cattle. Lucie has also spent time in Zambia, Nigeria and South Africa working with local communities and wildlife.
Having spent a summer at university on a farm in Fairlie, including ski touring up the Tasman glacier, Lucie was keen to return to NZ. She spent two calving/mating seasons in Waimate as a mixed animal vet, returning to Wales for their calving/lambing season, some say she must be crazy doing two calving seasons in a year!
The offer of having her dogs brought out was too good to refuse, so she returned to Waimate for two more years with animals in tow! She then spent a year in a dairy vet position in Ashburton where she implemented reproductive programmes based on ovarian scanning, before joining RVC in October 2017.
Lucie loves the outdoors and owns three active dogs, she is keen on tramping, climbing, kayaking and biking. She recently climbed Mt Cook and then completed in Godzone a few months later, which she admits is a slight step up from previously doing Coast to Coasts - but definitely worth it!
Lucie is looking forward to meeting and working with all the local farmers, and exploring the region on foot/bike/kayak of course!