Jemma graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2002 and worked in small animal practice in Townsville before moving to Tasmania to work on the Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD). Her interest in pathology was sparked whilst researching DFTD and she returned to Victoria to undertake further training in anatomic pathology at the Department of Primary Industries. Following this she has held positions at Charles Sturt University, Melbourne Zoo, The University of Melbourne and CSIRO’s Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness and has completed her memberships in pathology, a MSc in International Animal Health and a PhD.
Jemma is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Anatomic Pathology. She has expertise in infectious diseases, ancillary diagnostics (IHC, ISH, PCR) and wildlife health and has provided training in the pathology of infectious diseases to veterinarians throughout Australia and Asia.
Jemma enjoys discussing cases with clinicians and loves getting to the bottom of challenging diagnostic submissions. When she’s not at a microscope, Jemma can be found running after her energetic Koolie x JRT at the beach.