Dr. Simone grew up in the Middle-East, where she also lived for most of her life, between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. She grew up right by a farm in Bahrain which housed all sorts of animals. Growing up she had a pet cat Calle Jackie Chan! He was a Bahraini breed called a Dilmun. For college she relocated to India to pursue her undergraduate degree in Veterinary Medicine and then moved to Australia where she gained her masters degree.
After graduating, Dr. Simone worked at a wildlife rescue called “Wildlife SOS”, she was primarily involved with caring for rescued dancing Sloth Bears and temple elephants. This turned out to be a very rewarding line of work and what made it even better was its setting. The serenity associated with making it to work everyday was beyond belief as the rescue center was situated in the middle of a jungle!
Dr. Simone then went on to work for a small animal practice in Mumbai and in Pune, India. She really enjoyed being a part of the wonderful team at Crown Vet because they adapted international standards of veterinary care which is uncommon in India; they staffed highly qualified western trained vets and nurses and adapted recognized veterinary protocols.
Dr. Simone’s family relocated to Dubai while she was working towards graduating, allowing for her to come back every few months to visit. She enjoyed it beyond belief every time and eventually made the decision to permanently relocate to Dubai and become a part of Modern Vet’s expanding team of qualified veterinarians.
When Dr. Simone is not saving lives, she enjoys reading, relaxing by the beach, running, hiking, playing badminton, and her most favorite pastime is definitely trying out new pizza recipes !