Jackie is a mixed animal veterinarian, who grew up not far away in Paeroa. She graduated in 2004 from Massey University, working in a variety of mixed practices in the Waikato and King Country. She has also worked in the UK, so has experienced a wide range of farming systems. Jackie still enjoys the variety of mixed practice, both getting out on the farms, and small animal medicine cases.
When not at work Jackie is busy looking after her young daughter or running with the dogs, she enjoys squash, gardening and the great outdoors, including white water kayaking.