Dr. Fiona Hollinshead attended the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Australia. She graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honors) and in 2004 with a PhD in sperm sexing entitled, "Flow cytometric sorting of ram spermatozoa: Production of offspring of a pre-determined sex using in vivo and in vitro fertilisation." After completion of a two-year clinical residency in Theriogenology at Cornell University, New York, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and a Registered Specialist in Small Animal Reproduction with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council in 2007. Prior to joining CSU, Dr. Hollinshead spent the previous 12 years running a busy small animal reproduction referral practice in New Zealand and had the privilege to be the primary reproductive consultant to the NZ Guide Dogs, NZ Assistance and Mobility Dogs, MPI Detector Dogs, and NZ Police Dog breeding programs. Dr. Hollinshead has also enjoyed working with a number of breeding programs at the Hamilton and Auckland Zoos, including the AI and semen preservation of a Thai fishing cat. She is a member of the Theriogenology Foundation committee and has trained many residents for both the ACT and European board specialization in small and large animal reproduction. Dr. Hollinshead has three boys (William, Harry and Oscar) who were not intended to be named after the royal family.