Ruth graduated from Cambridge University in 2006 and went into first opinion equine practice for 3 years. In 2009 she started a clinical training scholarship (residency) in equine internal medicine at the University of Liverpool. In 2010 she completed her post-graduate certificate in equine internal medicine and in March 2013 gained her European Diploma in Equine Internal Medicine. In 2016 she completed a 4 year PhD at the University of Edinburgh investigating the role of cortisol in equine endocrinopathic laminitis and is now a post-doctoral researcher in equine endocrinology. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher in equine endocrinology and equine medicine clinician.