Joyce graduated from Massey University in 2006 and started working as a mixed animal vet at Dargaville Vets as a new graduate. Over the years she has developed an interest in large animal work, in particular Dairy Cattle. Joyce is NMAC (National Mastitis Advisory Committee) accredited and enjoys working with farmers to resolve their mastitis issues.
Home is a 5ha block with avocados, sheep, chickens, dogs and a cat, and this shared with her husband Graham and their two girls. Together they enjoy spending time at home, but their favourite place is on their Stewart 34 ‘Painia’ cruising around the Bay of Islands.