Claire McCarthy – RVN

I have had the pleasure of nursing at Alpha since 2000. I have enjoyed holding the paws of so many puppies and kittens helping them through their first vaccines and watching them grow into beloved family friends. I love seeing  so many dogs I know out on walks in Bushy Park as well as in the clinic for routine health and weight checks. Hopefully they forgive me for the times I need to advise them to brush their teeth more often,  or express their anal glands! All advice and treatment is given with their very best interests at heart,  most of our doggy friends are won over by a treat or two!

I am also very passionate about our feline friends who are not so easily bribed by liver treats, they need a whole different approach and will not take too kindly to anyone who doesn’t respect their intelligence and superiority! Cats need respect and someone to understand that they are the most important being in the room. A slow blink and a soft touch will help that mutual respect, then we are friends for life…. Now let’s talk about that little weight gain….

Joking aside please do come to me for advise without judgment, I’ve had many pets, cats dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits and other small furries over the years, and nursed many more, I love to see you all. I can  offer weight, dental, diet and geriatric advise for all your family pets, and if you are doing fine on your own then we would still like to see you pop by for a treat a wave or a smile.

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