I saved a butterfly when I was about 5 or 6 years old – back when I was still living in Poland. I found it at the bottom of the glass in the foyer of our apartment not moving, it was autumn, so it was getting colder. I put it in my hands and while walking to school blew warm air into my cupped hands until I felt the butterfly starting to move. I eventually opened my hands and the butterfly flew away. I still remember the amazing feeling that I got and did all of this from instinct. As I got older, I realized that the butterfly would have died not long after, but I still gave it a few hours of extra life.
I found out about The Cat Clinic while working at a mixed practice clinic in Perth after completing my Veterinary nursing studies. At that time, I was in charge of the clinic’s cat adoption center and was also a cat mum. I looked after the kittens and had hand-raised quite a few litters – so you could say I was already very much a cat lady.
I was already planning on moving to Melbourne, so I used a recruitment agency and told them I would really like to work at the cat clinic, but they informed me that they didn’t’ hire very often – however, luckily, I got a call around informing me that an opening had come up. I raced home wrote a cover letter and my resume and the rest is history – I will have been working for the clinic for 9 years in December and I couldn’t be happier.
My partner and I have two cats. Jezebel is a ten year old calico and the apple of her my eye. She is my favourite cat in the world, she is super soft and affectionate and is also my best friend.
Velcro is a 1 year old male domestic and most definitely a daddy’s girl. He is a little terror but has the cutest meow and always looks so puzzled. Thankfully they are good friends. They both enrich our lives immensely and we wouldn’t have it any other way, possibly more cats one day!
I’m a huge book worm and a sci fi addict. I am also, the clinic’s resident hippie and eco warrior. I love going to festivals in the summer, relaxing with my friends and dancing under the sun. In winter I like to hibernate and read a lot plus do some computer gaming.