After graduating from the University of Sydney, Margie worked in general practice for 8 years; 4 years of which were as an associate at Scone Veterinary Hospital (NSW). While working at Scone and performing equine and small anaesthesia on a routine basis Margie became fascinated with veterinary anaesthesia. In 1997 she was awarded membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and in 2000 completed an anaesthesia residency at Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, Ithaca, New York. Margie became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 2002.
Margie worked at Washington State University (WSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, as an Assistant Professor for six years and this is where her passion for teaching and learning, and her interest in communication developed. She then went to work as a clinical anesthesiologist at Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, in Massachusetts for 3 years. In 2010 Margie moved back to Australia and worked for the University of Adelaide as a Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia where she expanded her knowledge and experience in teaching and learning.
In 2014 Margie lived in Darwin with her family and worked in a general practice and also locumed for the Veterinary Medical Centre (VMC), in the Anaesthesia Section. Margie’s interests are in pain management, equine anaesthesia, teaching and learning, and communication.