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Seadown Ophthalmology I graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 1995 and went into mixed practice in Kent for 5 years before coming to Seadown in 2000, where I became a director in 2003.

I have always been interested in ophthalmology and started seeing referrals in 1998 when I gained my Certificate in Veterinary Ophthalmology. I now get the chance to do all the cataract surgery at Seadown which I really enjoy, and have got Advanced Practitioner status in Veterinary Ophthalmology.

I am one of 4 Seadown Directors and we pride ourselves on nuturing a really, friendly family practice, which is still independent and where every patient is treated as if it is one of our own. We are extremely proud to serve the local Southampton and New Forest communities and will be celebrating our 100 year anniversary in 2023!

Kate and her sheepNow what makes me tick

Outside work I am most likely to be found on a horse (I have 4!). I am really interested in horse behaviour and natural horsemanship techniques, and enjoy the challenge of training difficult or untrusting horses.

I live in Blackfield on a small-holding with my husband and 5 cats, 4 horses, 10 sheep, 2 tortoises, 3 geese, 15 ducks, 6 chickens and an elderly but lively Golden Retriever, although the menagerie is ever changing!

I have long been aware that it is the contact with animals - whether it is my horses, cats, dog, even the chickens - that gives me peace and amusement in my hectic life. They mean the world to me and I can simply not imagine my life without animals. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by them, both at work and home, and long may it be so.

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