Delphine graduated from Maisons-Alfort (Paris) vet school in 1998. Initial time working as an equine vet led her to discover a strong interest for veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia. She decided to pursue her passion for this discipline at the veterinary school in Nantes where she ran the Anaesthesia department for 11 years. During this time, she gained a master’s degree and a PhD in cardiovascular pharmacology and completed a residency gaining the European board certification in anaesthesia and analgesia, which included training in many different universities all over the world, including the University of Bristol.

She left France to return to the University of Bristol in 2012, where she worked as a teaching fellow in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia for five years before starting at Highcroft Veterinary Referrals in 2017.