Emma Alfonso was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. She always wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age and no other profession would do. Emma went to The University of Melbourne and attained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree in Science (BSc), majoring in Veterinary bioscience in 2011 then transferred into the Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). She graduated in 2014. She has a great interest in both Equine and Wildlife medicine. She undertook a post graduate equine internship in South Africa. After her internship she wanted to pursue a more wildlife orientated career and started at CCF in Feb 2016 as the veterinary technician. She has moved up and is now the veterinarian and will be overseeing the medical care for the livestock guarding dogs, livestock and captive/wild cheetahs as well as Dr. Marker’s horses.