“Prevention is better than cure!.”
Name: Katie Ashby
Position: Veterinary Surgeon
Location: easipetcare Streatham
What is your favourite animal?
I love Marine Mammals, especially whales.
At what age did you decide to work in the animal industry?
I don’t remember deciding at any point – I guess I’ve always known! My mum worked in the veterinary industry and we’ve always had pets at home so it felt like a very natural progression.
Do you have any pets of your own?
I have a 13yr old Papillon at my parents’ home called Harry.
What is the funniest or most memorable experience you’ve had with a client?
I have been working in practice more than 10 years and every single day is unique and full of unforgettable experiences.
What is your favourite thing about working for easipetcare?
My favourite thing is working with a hard-working, friendly team and for a company that offers low cost, high quality veterinary care.
If you had a different career what would it be?
If I had a different career it would probably be in wildlife conservation, or a physiotherapist or wildlife photographer.
What is the best piece of advice you would give to a pet owner or client?
My best advice is to research the needs of a pet before acquiring the, particularly when deciding on a breed of dog. Also, prevention is better than cure!
Do you or have you done any additional volunteer work with animals outside of work?
I have spent a lot of time volunteering with animals. Some of my placements include The Sealife Centre, Heathrow Airport, The Llama Park, Reptile Rescue, British Wildlife Centre and two Wildlife Ambulances.
what kind of animal do you think you are most like and why?
Well I love to eat, so it would be great to be an animal that grazes, but I love to also swim so perhaps a combination of them both, like a manatee?
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