Duana McBride graduate from the University of Sydney, Australia in 2004 where she developed an interest in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. After several years in general practice and referral emergency practice, she undertook a residency program at Murdoch University, Australia, which was completed in 2013. She obtained her diploma with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2013, alongside a Masters in Veterinary Medical Science (Murdoch University). She worked at the Royal Veterinary College and private referral practice, and has most recently joined the team with VetsNow. She has a strong interest in adult education using simulation training, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Medical Simulation and Patient Safety with the National University of Ireland. Her clinical interests in the pathophysiology of fluid therapy, coagulation, and oxidative injury; and personal interests include hiking, yoga, cooking and learning the drums.