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Amy Bergs DVM MRCVS graduated from Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Her academic interests lie in feline internal medicine and she has a soft spot for older cats. In 2013 she started The Cat Doctor, a feline-only mobile veterinary practice in Surrey and South West London.

As the dust settles…

So, we all know that the last two years have been… challenging. Everywhere you look, things have changed, and our little practice is no different. We’re doing our best to get on with it and make the most of it like everybody else, and would like to take this opportunity to let you know what that means for…

We have recently received very distressing news that a potential link has been discovered between feeding certain types of grain-free dry cat foods and a disease called severe feline pancytopenia. The brands affected are Applaws dry foods, AVA dry foods and a few varieties of hypoallergenic Sainsbury’s dry cat foods. These are not bad foods,…

Home Visits in Isolation

With the coronavirus pandemic now in full swing and the UK in lockdown, there is no shortage of things to worry about at the moment. There is also a great deal of confusion as new policies are put in place every day, before those issuing them have had time to fully consider how to apply…

Ultrasound at home
At-Home Ultrasonography

If you have ever had an ultrasound scan, you know how useful they can be when it comes to getting a diagnosis or guiding treatment decisions. Ultrasound is a low-stress and pain-free way of seeing inside the body using sound waves. Early ultrasound machines were big and bulky and had to stay in the clinic…

Bonnie's Catnip Face
Bonnie Beats the Odds

Poor Bonnie was feeling under the weather, had been very quiet and had stopped eating. Her bloodwork showed severely elevated kidney values, yet two weeks later she and her bloodwork were back to normal! Was this a simple case of chronic kidney disease or was something else going on?…

Cat at food bowl

Well, yes, and no. Cats are carnivores. They are built to eat meat, although most can tolerate other ingredients with varying degrees of success. We advocate feeding your cat foods that most closely resemble their natural diet, and to vary the types of foods they eat just like they would naturally do in the wild.…

Casper has his teeth cleaned

As a feline vet, but also a cat owner, I dread asking my lovely clients if they brush their cat’s teeth! The question is met with incredulous eyebrow raises, mumbling into the backs of their hands or even laughter. Of course most of us don’t regularly brush our cat’s teeth – we like our fingers…

Aaliyah is cute
Is my cat in pain?

This is my cat Aaliyah, isn’t she cute? Aaliyah eats all her food, goes out into the garden, interacts with my family and chats like there is no tomorrow, she generally seems happy.  Aaliyah has arthritis, and is in a lot of pain when not on her medications. Before we started her medicine, she wasn’t…

Thor has acupuncture
Introducing Acupuncture

Having seen the wonderful benefits of acupuncture in many of my furry patients, including my beloved cat Oscar, I was always very keen to train in this skill myself. So when Amy and Robert shared my interest and agreed for me to go on an acupuncture course I was very excited!! In November 2018 I…

Nikki Taking Daisy's X-Rays

People always seem surprised when I tell them that I enjoy feline dentistry… after all it can be a long and seemingly messy job! However there’s nothing more satisfying than helping a cat in pain by pretty much instantly alleviating their discomfort with one procedure. Daisy is a perfect example of this. Daisy is a…