Tell us a bit about you
Hi, I’m Kate and I joined the team at Knutsford Vets as a Veterinary Surgeon in September 2023, having qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2020.
Have you ever treated an unusual pet or species?
The most unusual species I have worked with were in South Africa a few years ago – treating rhino, wildebeest and giraffe!
Do you have any qualifications or additional training?
I am working towards a post-graduate certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in the discipline of General Small Animal Surgery.
I am also undertaking my Official Veterinarian training for small animal exports.
What does your job entail on a day-to-day basis?
My days vary between performing consultations for preventative vaccinations and monitoring long term health care, to treating unwell and emergency cases. I also enjoy undertaking a range of surgeries, dental procedures and
imaging using the ultrasound or x-rays; we have such a range of equipment here that it enables us to diagnose and treat a varied and interesting caseload.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The variety of every day – you never know what is going to come through the door and what each day will entail. My passion lies in surgery and I have a particular interest in laparoscopic (keyhole) and orthopaedic surgery. I enjoy the team work within a veterinary practice and thrive on building relationships with colleagues, clients and pets alike, to ensure the best outcome for every patient.
Love Actually or The Holiday.
What other interests do you have outside of work?
Outside of work I enjoy keeping active – I have a whippet called Fennel who is always keen to explore new walks with me. I have become a keen runner recently and have completed a few half marathons this year. I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, baking and riding horses.
My Favourite dog walk in Cheshire
There are too many good walks to choose just one – it would be between Tatton Park, The Cloud or Macclesfield Forest, especially if there is somewhere to stop for a coffee!