Kelly qualified as a VN in early 2001 whilst working at a small animal practice in North-West London. Later that year she became both an assessor and internal verifier and in 2003 took on the role as head nurse at the practice.
Kelly has a keen interest in feline internal medicine, veterinary oncology and domestic animal behaviour. In 2005 she gained the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Animal Behaviour and in 2007 the Improve International Nurses Certificate in Advanced Anaesthesia.
She worked as a nurse, assessor and internal verifier in practice until 2008 when she left to pursue a career in the education sector, gaining her Diploma in Teaching (DTLLS).
In 2014 Kelly completed the top-up BSc in Veterinary Nursing, gaining first class honours.
Whilst lecturing in veterinary nursing at an FE college, she continued to locum in various practices and in 2015 returned full time to practice as a medicine and oncology nurse at the RVC Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. In 2016 she also took on the role of clinical educator at the QMHA.