Trish London began working with elephants 20 years ago at The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald Tennessee. In 2003 during vet school, she spent time in Thailand with The Elephant Department at Chiang Mai University. After graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, she moved to Portland, OR and began practicing emergency and intensive care medicine at Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital. After leaving emergency medicine in 2015, she became certified in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, She has spent the last two years transitioning from small animal practice to her current work with elephants.
In 2016 she began a 5 month journey traveling throughout Nepal, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Sri Lanka. She focused her travels spending time with a number of elephant veterinarians and caretakers in the range countries expanding her knowledge of medical problems and therapies. She was exposed to the variety of problems and issues Asian elephants face.