Maud graduated as a veterinary surgeon from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. During her time as an undergraduate she developed an interest in internal medicine and completed a thesis in feline liver disease. She first worked in a mixed practice in Holland before moving to the UK to undertake a 3 year residency in internal medicine at the University of Bristol, sponsored by the Feline Advisory Bureau. Whilst at Bristol she met her future British husband David, who is a veterinary ophthalmologist. Together they moved to Hertfordshire in 2003.Maud then took on a scientific role with Hill’s Pet Nutrition Europe for 5 years, training their veterinary staff on nutrition and taking responsibility for the technical aspects of their marketing materials. She continued keeping her hands in practice by working for Village Vet Maida Vale at the weekends. In 2009 she returned to full time practice work.
Maud has three young children, Madelijn, Minouk and Matthijs and two Tonkinese cats, Hector & Humphrey. Her special interests are feline medicine, nutrition and nasal-pharyngoscopy and endoscopy. She loves travelling (although due to family commitments is unable to do this as much as she used to), scuba-diving, hockey, pilates and skiing.
Maud has a flat coat retriever called Bea. Unusually for a vet she is scared of horses and (unusually for a girl!) doesn’t like chocolate.