Maureen Anderson grew up in Montreal, Quebec, and moved to Guelph, Ontario to complete her veterinary degree in 2003. Following some time in private practice, she returned to the University of Guelph for graduate studies in infectious disease and a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine. She completed her thesis on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in horses in December 2007, and earned her board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). As a post-doctoral fellow she helped to set up the Worms & Germs Blog and its many resource sheets before beginning her PhD work on infectious disease control practices in veterinary medicine, which she completed in 2008. She now works for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) as Lead Veterinarian, Anima Health and Welfare, focusing on issues bridging animal health and public health. She lives in Guelph and has two cats named Bonnie and Clyde.