Kari Kobus, 52, is a shining example of someone determined to make the most of her potential.

She left the comfort zone of her home and job in the US to join Vets Now and embark on our AdvantEdge programme.

It’s a fast-track induction aimed at clinicians, like Kari, who already have a solid foundation of small animal or mixed practice experience but want an accelerated route into emergency and critical care.

Kari applied for a position on the programme because she wanted to try out a different culture and learn new skills.

Now she’s determined to make the most of her decision in her new role as an emergency vet.

In this Q&A, Kari, who lives in Telford, Shropshire, and has two grown-up children as well as a German Shepherd called Lika, gives us the lowdown on her career and why she chose to move to the UK to work in emergency and critical care.