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Jon 10 years

Street Cat , Blue
The Vet Collective, QLD

WWJD (What Would Jon Do?)

Job title

Clinic guru

My clinic duties

In my current position as clinic guru I try to teach my colleagues to practice "WWJD - What would Jon do?" This mantra helps me with my daily duties of counsellor, bed warmer, treat taster, client greeter and testing the maintenance of our bair hugger. I also monitor Wilson's (#BFF4eva) food intake ensuring he keeps his svelte figure and making sure he is clean from top to tail ;)

My favourite things

Cat food, lying down and my bestie Wilson, in that order

My naughtiest habit

I think it's extremely helpful for me to taste all the food in the clinic. I will even try the food that isn't open to make sure the product is the best for our patients. Some people think I sometimes get too close to the patients but I'm just a friendly guy and like checking in on them. I also find it helpful to test the kitty litter right before consults.

What makes me an important part of the team?

As our guru Jon is very important to our team and inspires us daily with his mantra of WWJD. He is our zen leader and one Jon hug can fix any problem. WWJD helps the team tackle important decisions such as having snacks, caffeine consumption or when to take a break.

Other things you should know about me

Jon was a bad-to-the-bone street cat from Chevron Island, until one fateful day in 2012. He was hit by a car and presented to Dr Rich in a critical condition. Dr Rich and his team stabilised Jon, wired his fractured jaw and treated his numerous wounds. As he recovered, the team fell in love with his larger than life personality and he became a permanent fixture in the clinic. Jon and Wilson (our other clinic cat) are inseparable. #BBF4eva

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