Before working for Cornwall Council, Miss Beer worked as an Assistant Scientific Officer for the Ministry of Agriculture Fishery and Foods in a veterinary investigation centre. In 1997 she started a career in Trading Standards, working for Northumberland County Council as an Animal Health Inspector, moving to Gloucestershire County Council before joining Cornwall Council in 2003.
Miss Beer gained a professional qualification – Diploma in Consumer Affairs, including the Food & Agriculture papers. In 2015 she retook the professional qualifications in Food and Agriculture and now holds the Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards, including the Agriculture paper. Miss Beer sits on the South West of England Regional co-ordination of Trading Standards (SWERCOTS) regional Animal Health & Welfare group and represented that group on the National Animal Health & Welfare Panel (NAHWP). Since 2015, Miss Beer has been Vice-Chair of the National Panel. She has acted as an expert for the European Commission’s Food and Veterinary Office on the welfare of animals during transport.