Rachel Lumbis is a Registered Veterinary Nurse whose research interests include small animal nutrition and interprofessional education. She completed the City and Guild's Certificate in Small Animal Nutrition in 2006 and helps to raise awareness of the importance of correct nutrition through veterinary and veterinary nurse education in the UK and, internationally, as a member of the WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee and past member of the European Veterinary Nutrition Educators Group. She is a former Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing and Course Director for the VN BSc and FdSc programs at the Royal Veterinary College and one of the founding members of the RVC's interprofessional education team. She is an external examiner for veterinary nursing undergraduate programs at two universities, an examiner for the City and Guilds VN practical exams and an editorial board member for the international peer reviewed journal, The Veterinary Nurse. Rachel is currently applying for a PhD in Veterinary Medicine on the topic of small animal nutrition.