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Natasha Scotson – Veterinary Surgeon

What is your position within the surgery?
Veterinary Surgeon

What are your personal origins – how did you come to reside here?
I grew up in Dorset before moving to Bristol to study Veterinary Medicine. On graduating I moved back to Dorset and have been working at Dave Cumber Vets since 2015.

Why did you become a veterinarian?
I have wanted to be a vet for as long as I can remember. I enjoy helping animals and their families and I love working with the wonderful team we have here.

How did you become a veterinarian?
I went to school in Dorset. Following my A-levels I took a year out and spent some time working at an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka. I then moved to Bristol University to study Veterinary Medicine for 5 years.

What do you actually do as a veterinarian?
I enjoy all aspects of companion animal care but I have a particular love of surgery. I am passionate about promoting our keyhole surgery procedures as I feel it is essential our pets have the quickest and most comfortable recovery possible.

Tell us about your pets. What are their names, ages, histories and personalities?
I have four chickens and pet turkey who rule my garden. I have a ginger tom cat called Gary who was brought into the practice one day as an injured stray needing a new home and now owns the sofa.

What are your personal interests, and achievements?
I enjoy horse riding, skiing and sewing.