Kay qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 1984 and has worked in a number of small animal practices in the south of England. She has been principal vet at Top Cat since 2002 but now spends time on research into bacterial skin disease in bats which unfortunately results in her being referred to as ‘bat lady’. This is a slight comedown from ‘catwoman’.
Karen has many years of experience working in a veterinary charity in Brighton and we feel fortunate to have her smile around the practice. She also keeps us all well hydrated with 'a lovely cup of tea'. She gets all emotional about her fluffy bunnies and has recently adopted a feisty little dog. We're not sure what the bunnies think of that!
Amy is the member of our team who is truly ‘local’, having grown up in the area and trained at Brinsbury College. She cares for several animals including three cats and a brother, and in her spare time takes her very own ‘Strictly’ journey.
Eili is the second of our teutonic contingent (in the nicest possible way). She has also settled happily in our little island realm and has long experience of caring for the pets of Sussex. She is a qualified veterinary acupuncturist and is happy to discuss referral cases. Those of us with a fear of needles give her a wide berth! When not doing this she can be found pampering her horse and two dogs, or performing impossible feats of distance running.
Charlotte trained as a veterinary nurse in her home town in Surrey before moving to Brighton. She has collected a fine houseful of catty waifs and strays and her car is recognised by all the seagulls in her street.
Martin hails from Germany where he qualified as a vet. He brought his most un-German sense of humour to England many years ago and has generally ‘gone-native’. In his spare time he dedicates himself to being the practice’s leading expert on batteries and trying not to fall off his bike.