Katarina comes from Slovakia and graduated from the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Brno (Czech Republic) in 2010. She then moved to Germany to undertake an internship and a residency in small animal internal medicine at the Small Animal Hospital of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen. She became an ECVIM-CA Diplomate in 2017. After completing her residency, Katarina moved to the UK to undertake a PhD in genetics of feline diabetes mellitus at the Royal Veterinary College. During her PhD, she was fortunate to gain some wet lab as well as bioinformatics experience, and also run a clinical trial in diabetic cats at the RVC´s Diabetic Remission Clinic. Katarina successfully defended her PhD thesis in March 2020. In 2020 Katarina returned to Giessen, where she currently works as a senior clinician in internal medicine at the Small Animal Hospital, where she teaches students, doctoral students, interns and residents. She is supervising several research projects, her main research interests being diabetes mellitus and feline hyperthyroidism.