Jenny qualified as a vet from the University of Edinburgh in 2002 and spent several years in mixed practice in the Peak District. Following this, she conducted a PhD in epidemiology and virology at the University of Liverpool. Following a brief spell back in clinical practice, she joined the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science in July 2010 as a Research Fellow.
In 2013 she began a clinical lectureship in Shelter Medicine, a growing veterinary discipline centered around the care of large populations of animals in rescue shelters and charity practices. She is a founding member of the Association of Charity Vets and co-editor of the BSAVA Manual of Shelter Medicine. She instigated and runs Vets in the Community (along with a lot of help from colleagues, students and The Big Issue). This project has been providing free, student-led veterinary care to homeless and vulnerably housed pet owners in the Nottingham area since 2012.