I joined the practice in December 2001 after completing my work placement here whilst studying for a National Diploma in Animal Care at Houghall College. I have since completed my Veterinary Nurse Training at Myerscough College, becoming qualified in March 2010.
I have always been keen to continue learning about this ever evolving profession, and have realised my passion for all things cat! In 2017, I completed the ISFM Diploma in Feline Nursing, and hold a special interest in feline behaviour and the role of stress prevention and management. I have since continued to build on my feline-specific nursing knowledge and I hope to embark on a feline behaviour qualification in the near future. My other special interests include medical nursing and the role of nutrition in medical conditions.
I have worked exclusively at our Cats and Exotics Clinic on Duke Street since opening in 2016, where I have been assigned as the “Cat Advocate” for the practice – this means I am responsible for ensuring that staff are correctly trained in “cat-friendly” principles, and that “cat-friendly” practice protocols are put in place and followed.
At home I have a beautiful, semi-long haired moggie called Magpie, and a very cheeky Border Terrier called Bea.