Dr. Katherine (Kate) Budge was born and raised in the bayside area of Melbourne. She attended The University of Melbourne for her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Biomedicine, and stayed on at the University to complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she moved to America to complete a rotating internship with VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Center and later a surgical internship at VCA Hollywood Animal Hospital. Kate followed this up with a 12-month stint as an emergency and ICU veterinarian at the same clinic.

Her professional interests include all types of surgery, with a particular interest in orthopaedic surgery and emergency medicine. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors, travelling and AFL.