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You won’t be surprised to hear that I love cats and own two gorgeous Siberians, Alexei and Vladimir. However, I am not a veterinarian. I deliberately choose article topics that I think interest cat owners but don’t move into the territory of trying to pretend I am a veterinarian when I am not. We also use quite a few freelance writers on this website. Many own cats but none of them are veterinarians.

In 2022 I realized that we mention asking your vet or checking with your vet in many of our articles. So I decided to find some veterinary experts to review these articles and ensure we had all the information correct. Also, I wanted to know if there were tips they could provide based on their experience with animals.

We are working our way through all the relevant articles on the website. When one of our experts has completed reviewing an article, this message will appear at its top:

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NB: I am using the term veterinary experts vs veterinarians as one of the experts we work with is a veterinary student. As you will see, we provide complete background details for all of our experts for complete transparency.

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Charlotte is a final year veterinary medicine student at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She’s volunteered in her university’s obstetrical clinic, and equine clinic, and is dog mum to 14-year-old Chiki. Charlotte loves to travel and has completed externships in Austria, Spain, and Belgium.

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She is particularly interested in wildlife medicine and research and hopes that her current extra-curricular work as a student in this area will help her achieve a scientific career after graduation.

Dr Julia Brassel

Dr. Julia Brassel studied in Giessen, Germany and later completed her PhD in Ireland, where she also lived and worked. She has a 17-year-old Dachshund called Paula, who she adopted from a local shelter during her first semester at university.

Dr Julia Brassel and her dog Paula

Over the years, she has worked in various veterinary fields, including large animals, pathology, and small animals. Her primary interests lie in diagnostics, treatment, and disease prevention.

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