Keren graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from Massey University in 2001. This was followed by 4 years in large and small animal practice in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. In late 2005 she returned to Massey University to do a PhD on inherited rickets in Corriedale sheep, and this was completed in 2008. She is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and is currently a lecturer in both anatomic and clinical pathology. She has a particular interest in skeletal pathology and genetic diseases.