Alex is a European and RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia. Alex graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and completed a Residency in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at the Animal Health Trust, Newmarket, following which she was appointed Lecturer and subsequently Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool.

Alex has a PhD in equine obesity and applied nutrition, which complements her interests in all aspects of anaesthesia and perioperative care. She has published over 60 scientific papers and maintains active in clinical research.