Dermcare Cat of the Year

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Macavity 1

Domestic Short Hair, Ginger
Redlands Veterinary Clinic , QLD

Other things you should know about me

Job Title: Patient Concierge: CSO of Redlands Vet Clinic (AKA Chief Snuggle Officer)

How I arrived at the clinic: I was dumped at Redlands Veterinary Clinic at Christmas time after I had been trapped in a cat trap and left for dead. I had been in the trap for I don't know, at least 4 days, and was so hungry, thirsty and tired. I could tell that Dr Kat and her team were shocked at my appearance but I was so terrified of what was happening to me, it took me a few days to let them near me. I heard the words 'infested with fleas and worms', 'dehydrated', 'anaemic' and 'critical' thrown around several times, and know they had to give me a lot of treatment and medication to get me feeling better. It took me about two months to trust everyone, but now I love all the team at RVC. I love my new job managing all the patients in hospital, and I am kept very busy. Sometimes I have to keep an eye on what my vets are doing (see my picture where I was about to check a dose rate in Plumb's) and always make sure all our patients get enough hugs and cuddles!!

My favourite things: I LOVE cuddles and I LOVE eating!!!! Most of my time is spent racing around the hospital checking on patients, providing stress relief to the vets and nurses and just generally boosting team morale with my extreme cuteness (I am not being arrogant, that's just what all the girls say!!). I love other cats too and sometimes I supervise Kitten Kindy, which the clinic runs as part of their kitten and cat rescue program. I love telling all the new rescue babies how lucky they are and just how good life can be!

My naughtiest habit: I HATE it when the vets, nurses and admin team members type on their computers or read their textbooks instead of paying attention to me. I make my disdain known by laying on the keyboard, hitting keys with my paws and just generally making sure they play with me instead of doing boring paper work.

My special needs: I had a rough start and so need some special care and attention. Apparently because I was so malnourished as a kitten, my development was a bit compromised, so I have what they call an 'angular limb deformity' and sometimes have a sensitive tummy. I am very lucky because I am fed the best premium cat food and anytime I am feeling a bit off the RVC team go nuts running every test possible to make sure I am ok. My biggest special need is lots of love and cuddles, and I see to it that I get plenty of them every day!

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