I am passionate about cats and have dedicated the latter part of my career to learning about and providing the best quality medical care to the feline species. My studies and experience over the years have taught me that cats respond better when cared for in an environment designed and built around their specific needs. The London Cat Clinic is the realisation, after years of planning and hard work, of my ultimate dream to open a cat-only veterinary clinic in London.
Qualifying in New Zealand over 20 years ago, I moved to the UK in 2000 working in a number of general practices before running a small animal practice in London. In 2009, I relocated to Hong Kong where I began to pursue my interest in feline medicine in earnest. Whilst working for the Hong Kong SPCA, I continued my studies and built up extensive skills in ultrasonography, cardiology and internal medicine before moving back to the UK in 2011.
In 2012, by examination I attained membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Feline Medicine. In 2015, I became a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner in Feline Medicine and I am a founder member of the International Society of Feline Medicine - Academy of Feline Practitioners. Eager to share my love of medicine I volunteered for 5 years as an Associate Editor on the Feline Internal Medicine folder of the Veterinary Information Network, a global on-line information resource for all veterinary staff. In December 2017 I joined CatDogFish an online first and only port of call for everything you need and want to know about how to be a better pet parent, as a Feline Medicine Expert.
My areas of special interest and experience cover all aspects of internal medicine, particularly cardiology and diagnostic imaging including cardiac and abdominal ultrasonography. I love geriatric medicine and live to see old cats get a new ‘lease of life'.
At home, I am a willing servant to Humphrey, the Streatham street cat who with a penchant for regular battles and treatment has reinforced my great empathy for all cat owners and the problems they face medicating of cats over the long term!
I am proud to welcome you and your cats to The London Cat Clinic. You can rest assured that you are in safe, caring hands.