Jody graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney. Following graduation, she worked in a private small animal practice before returning to the university for an internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery and a Postgraduate Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies. Jody continued at the University of Sydney as a Resident in Small Animal Medicine where she completed a Masters degree. Her thesis was on the Investigation of alternative therapies for the management of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. Jody also completed a Fellowship training program. Jody then worked at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney as a Senior Registrar before taking up a position at the University of Sydney as Lecturer in Veterinary Medicine from 2002-2005. She attained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2004 and is a registered specialist in Canine Medicine. Having been in private referral practice in Sydney for over 10 years, Jody has continued her clinical research and is now into the long-term effects and outcomes of trilostane treatment and other medical aspects of treated and untreated hyperadrenocorticism in dogs. Jody has published several papers on this topic as well as other areas of canine and feline medicine.