Helen graduated from Massey University, New Zealand in 2007 and went straight to work for Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. Initially based in the hospital, she dealt predominately with neonatal foals and broodmares, and also a wide variety of equine medicine cases.

She went on to be employed by some of the major thoroughbred studs in the Bluegrass region, with routine breeding work and stallion care, as well as artificial breeding and embryo transfers of sport horses.

Her final year in America was spent as a veterinarian with the Sports Medicine team, travelling around the States supporting the clients on the hunter/jumper circuit.

On returning to New Zealand, Helen worked as an equine veterinarian for Southern Rangitikei Veterinary Services, and returned to England in 2011 to work as a stud and sport horse vet at Bourton Vale Equine Clinic in Gloucestershire.

She founded her own practice, VT Vets in 2015.