Lara is a European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery. She graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2000 and began her veterinary career in mixed practice where she developed a keen interest in small animal surgery.

Lara went on to gain the General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Medicine and the RCVS Advanced Veterinary Practice Certificate in General Small Animal Surgery, whilst working in several small animal veterinary hospitals. She has completed a rotating internship at the University of Liverpool followed by a residency in small animal surgery. Lara is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Surgery a member of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons having passed the diploma exam in small animal surgery (DipECVS).