Registered Veterinary Nurse & Cat Advocate
I grew up in the Netherlands and always wanted to work with animals but it took me a while to find my ideal job. I first tried wildlife management, but I’m not enough of a paperwork person to pursue a career in management. After that I tried Veterinary Nursing and found my calling in this hands on job.
I trained and qualified in the Netherlands, but decided the country was too flat for my liking, and because my qualification allowed me to register in the UK too I looked for a job in the UK. I started in a cat’s only practice, but after a year moved to Vets4Pets. I worked in Cramlington for a year and a half and started my new adventure at Harrogate New Park Vets4Pets in February 2017.
At home I have a cat called Olliver, he keeps my partner and I entertained. When we are not chasing the cat around the house, we can be found at various English Heritage sites around the country, where we do historical re-enactment with Historia Normannis Society, where we portray Norman nobility.
Within my job I am especially interested in running weight clinics, and although I love all my canine and small furry patients I have a soft spot for the felines. I am quite experienced in blood pressure monitoring with cats, as well as general cat handling.