Growing up with a family dedicating much time to animals, Katie was destined to work within this field. After completing her schooling in Hamilton she graduated from equine studies at Glenormiston Agricultural College. Following this she worked at Burren-Dah Arabian Stud at Burren near Cambden in NSW. After returning to Hamilton in 2003 and commencing work at Cox Street Vets as well as working on her Grandparents Sheep farm, Katie completed a Diploma of Agriculture at RIST. This helped expand her knowledge of large animal health and complement her work as a Veterinary Nurse.
Along with her husband Trent, Katie has duties out of work including raising their children, Charlie, Georgia and Esther, farming prime lambs and a Southdown Stud as well as playing Mum to numerous horses, kelpies, chooks, guinea fowl, pet lambs and a cat named Kowolski.