Marion qualified from Cambridge in 1987, having studied veterinary medicine and a brief but enjoyable foray into archaeology and anthropology. She spent the first two years after qualifying in small animal practice in Northampton, then moved back to Cambridge where she stayed, with brief career breaks to raise a family, for the next 24 years.
The Cambridge Clinic had a strong exotic bias, and Marion had the privilege of helping to build up the surgical side of our work there, gaining a surgery certificate, (EVPS GPCert) in 2005. The work was certainly never dull with patients as diverse as giant sulcata tortoises, monitor lizards, water dragons, sugar gliders, otters and the odd wolf, not to mention tarantulas and scorpions.
Relocation to Aberdeen in 2013 brought a change of focus for Marion with two years in an out of hours and emergency clinic, before returning to general practice.
Outside work, since moving to Scotland, she has discovered the pleasure of traditional fiddle music and now play with the Aberdeen Strathspay and Reel Society. Marion is an enthusiastic, if sadly untalented, tennis player; she enjoys kayaking and hill walking with her son, and despite the more challenging conditions still enjoy wild swimming, completing a six-day swim around and between the Inner Hebrides this summer.
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