Jody graduated with first class honours from the University of Sydney and worked in a private small animal practice in the inner city for a number of years before returning to the university for an internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery and Postgraduate Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies.

She continued at the University of Sydney as a Resident in Small Animal Medicine and completed a Masters degree (Thesis: Investigation of some alternative therapies for management of pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in the dog) and 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 2002 - 2005. She attained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 2004 and is a registered specialist in Canine Medicine.

Jody has been in private referral practice in Sydney for more than 10 years and has continued her clinical research - now into the long-term effects and outcomes of trilostane treatment and other medical aspects of treated and untreated hyperadrenocorticism in dogs.

She has many publications in this and other areas of canine and feline medicine. Her clinical interests include all areas of canine and feline medicine, especially endocrinology, gerontology, pharmacology and clinical pathology