Becoming a vet was always an ambition of Dr Philippa Williams from a very young age. She was born in Australia but her family moved to Hong Kong when she was 9 years old. Upon finishing high school, there was no vet school in Hong Kong so Philippa moved back to Australia in 2003 to start her Bachelor degree at University of Queensland.
Philippa worked as a research assistant while undertaking her studies and was given a scholarship to complete a research honors degree. In 2007, she graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and a Bachelor of Applied Science in animal studies.
After graduating, Philippa completed a rotating internship at Pet Emergency and Queensland Veterinary Specialists. She commence with Animal Emergency Service in 2009.
"I love working at Animal Emergency Service. The combination of challenging hours, exciting workload and nice work-life balance make it the perfect job for me. I was honoured to have been asked to join the senior veterinary team at Animal Emergency Service in 2014 and I look forward to the new challenges that role will entail."
Dr Williams obtained a Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Emergency and Critical Care in 2013. She is also enrolled in a Masters in Small Animal Veterinary Studies through Murdoch University.
Philippa is passionate about travel and has been to 50 countries since she left Hong Kong. She loves to do yoga is known as a "crazy cat lady" who enjoys walking her cat "Axel" on a lead.