Philomena is a veterinary anaesthetist at Manchester Veterinary Specialists (MVS). Philomena qualified in 2013 from Massey University in New Zealand after which she completed a rotating internship in Auckland, New Zealand. She then went to Western Australia to follow her passion for anaesthesia working in the anaesthesia department of Murdoch University from 2015-2018. During this time she became a Member (by examination) of the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Philomena came to the UK in 2018 where she worked as a Veterinary Surgical Associate for a referral practice in Leeds, before joining MVS in 2020.

Philomena has particular interests in locoregional anaesthesia and perioperative pain management, but her favourite aspect of her role as a clinical anaesthetist at MVS is being able to provide a tailored anaesthetic period for each patient according to their individual needs.