Meet the team
She graduated as a vet from Cambridge University in 2001 and joined a large mixed practice in Suffolk, treating farm animals and horses, as well as pets. She loves all aspects of being a vet, but found that cats had a certain special something and so developed a passion for her feline patients and their humans and became increasingly called upon to deal with the charity caseload at the local cat sanctuary.
Recently, Mini has concentrated on caring for emergency cases and critically ill animals, which she found very rewarding.
She has always been very keen on holistic veterinary medicine – treating the individual cat as a whole, in the context of its life with the family that cares for it.
Mini strives to keep as up to date as she possibly can with veterinary medical knowledge and regularly attends local and international meetings. She loves investigating and managing challenging medical cases as well as surgery, feline dentistry and ophthalmology. Exemplary anaesthesia and pain control are major interests and she is also a qualified veterinary acupuncturist. She holds the RCVS certificate in Small Animal Medicine and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Science (feline chapter), an internationally recognised qualification in cat medicine. She is also an RCVS recognised advannnnced practitioner in small animal medicine.
Mini also has a life beyond work! She is lucky enough to share her home with a very affectionate cat Douglas and much loved dogs, Tickle and Fraggle.
My name is Beatriz (‘Bia’) and I graduated as a vet from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2010.
I have always had a special interest in feline medicine and my first job, as a locum vet, was in a Cat Clinic in Porto. I then worked for a year in a small animal practice. My love for cats (big and small) led me to the Iberian Lynx Conservation Project, where I worked for two and a half years. I decided to move to the UK in March 2014, to improve my clinical skills. I worked for nearly 2 years in a small animal practice and I recently joined Mini and the team at the Cambridge Cat Clinic! J
I live with my dog, Kal, and I have two cats, Franz and Molly, who live with my parents in Portugal and who I really miss!
I also enjoy a good chat with the owners of my patients! I live in Fulbourn with my husband, son and many animal friends, including Perry the puss and Murdock the Jack Russell Terrier.
Sarah is a very experienced Registered Veterinary Nurse, having qualified in 1997 whilst working in a mixed practice where she had been since leaving school. She enjoys all aspects of practical nursing, and is especially good at reassuring the more timid patients.
While in practice, she developed an interest in dog and cat behaviour which lead to running puppy classes and doing some behaviour counselling. Sarah left veterinary practice to work for the College of West Anglia, assessing and instructing trainee veterinary nurses through their studies.
Although she love dogs and has one of her own, cats have always been her firm favourite. She joined the Cambridge Cat Clinic team in September 2014 and has been able to develop her skills and understanding of feline nursing to the highest level. She loves meeting our cat owners and offers clear and practical advice regarding cat behavioural problems, nutrition and routine cat health care
I have always been a cat lover and, presently, I’m the proud owner of two black and white cats. One, a big lazy lap cat called Jigsaw (He even has his own Youtube video “Hidden Jiggy” where he does what he does best … sleeps) and Harvey who I rescued, as a kitten, from the side of the A1. Highly strung and always on the go. My husband jokes that the cats reflect the two of us but I won’t say which is which. To complete the set I also have Molly, the mad Red Setter. Harvey adores Molly and Jigsaw tolerates her (He probably can’t be bothered to do much else).
In my spare time I love to bake, read, garden and take Molly for long walks.
Since 2003 he has been working in private referral practice. He has published numerous articles and given presentations home and abroad. His main areas of interest are clinical cardiopulmonary medicine and interventional cardiology.
Claire Arrowsmith is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) for Feline and Canine behaviour problems. Claire has worked with companion animals since graduating with her Masters in Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and therefore has a wealth of experience in the field. She is a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors and is a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Training and Behaviour Council. Claire runs The Pet Behaviour Centre and divides her working time between consulting, lecturing, writing articles and has published several books.
Claire is committed to helping owners improve their relationships with their pets and understands the challenges that can arise when trying to improve issues with our feline companions.
In her spare time Claire enjoys spending time with her family and her menagerie which includes her two cats Lenny and Henry.