Veterinary Care Assistant
Having completed a secondment with the RSPCA in Nottingham though a previous employer, I decided to finally make a move into working with animals, which has been a lifelong ambition of mine. I moved to Stratford Upon Avon where I worked in a pet shop for 6 months before moving to London to work for Vets4Pets. My favourite animals are cats. I think they're fascinating and beautiful, each with their own personality. I love how independent they are, and when they show affection you know they really love you, a bit like me!
I currently look after my 14 year old rescue cat Bagpuss, who is my little girl. She loves it when I whistle a tune in her face! I recently rescued my 4 year old blue Persian, Lupin, from London Persian Cat Rescue. He follows me everywhere and always gets a wet beard when he drinks water.
I also have 2 male Gerbils, Riggs and Murtaugh, and 2 female Rats, Pilgrim and Ramona. My favourite famous animal is the hedgehog from The Hedgehog in the Fog, a Russian animation by Yuriy Norshteyn.
I love helping people care for their animals and giving them advice. I'm learning so much myself, and being able to play with the animals is an added bonus.