Ellen studied at Massey University in Palmerston North, graduating with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2013.  Since then, she worked as a locum vet at all five Wellington region CareVets clinics and is now the full-time vet at CareVets Porirua.

Her particular areas of interest are pathology, post-mortem and avian patients.

Ellen is owned by a Manx cat called Ace and a chocolate Labrador called Meg.  In her (rare) free time, she enjoys science fiction and learning languages, including Esperanto.