Cara Calver-Perkins

  • R.V.N SQP
  • Veterinary Nurse

Animals have always been a big part of my life. I was lucky to grow up on a small-holding in Suffolk. We had a variety of animals including geese, pigs and cows. However, we also had lots of goats which we use to show locally. It was a bit like the TV show ‘The Good Life’.

I started my career working with animals whilst I was still at school working at a boarding kennels on a Saturday. My second job was at a boarding kennel and rescue centre in Meadow Green, Suffolk. I found working in rescue centre very rewarding. I loved spending time with dogs from different backgrounds and gaining their trust. I still remember Sara, a Doberman, who did not take to many people. I gained her trust and taught her a few tricks – she left her paw print on my heart.

These two jobs helped me decide that I wanted to work with animals and so I enrolled at Bicton College in Devon and gained a National Diploma In Animal Care. In 1996 I started work at Smith, Ryder-Davies Veterinary Practice as an animal care assistant, and in 1997 I moved to St Runwalds Veterinary Surgery, Colchester, to start my Veterinary Nurse Training.

In 1999 I moved to Nottingham and completed my Veterinary Nurse Training at Lawrence Veterinary Centre, qualifying as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2001. During the last 18 years I have worked my way up to Deputy Head Nurse and have developed my interest in preventive health care. I enjoy being able to see clients and their pets regularly by running various nursing clinics. I particularly enjoy running puppy parties.

I have gained Pet Health Counsellor Certificate, Royal Canin and Hills VNA Nutrition Advisor Certificate, and am also an SQP in Companion Animals. Animal behaviour is a strong interest of mine and I have also gained a BVNA Certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour. Outside of work I enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, bush crafting, camping and walking with my husband and our two rescue border collies Tula and Bella.

Why become vet nurse? I wanted to become a vet nurse so I could spend time with animals and help them in their hour of need.
Why I joined Vet Care @ Home? I have joined Vet Care because I believe in treating animals in their home environment, where they can remain relaxed. I’m also looking forward to being able to pass on my nursing training and help owners with preventive health care.
Guilty Pleasure? Galaxy chocolate and ice cream.
My first pet? She was a little rescue dog called Nell. She’s still missed.
Best advice for owners? Enjoy your family member! Time goes by so quickly. Preventive health care is very important.
Interesting fact? I have been on a bush craft survival course in South Africa protecting white rhinos, and have met Ray Mears.

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Competent & friendly vet, professional, competitively priced & convenient for myself. I can highly recommend, especially if you don’t have transport or your pet doesn’t like the usual veterinary setting. 5 star! ⭐️

Tina Griffiths

Owner

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Mobile vet for everything that doesn't require a vet surgery. Brilliant idea and will come recommended by many ?

Martyn Finch

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A very professional and friendly service, putting myself and my multi-cat household at ease. Having a house visit for 5 cats is stress free, time and energy saving for the cats and me... I am so glad I found John Rosie!

Shirley Wheatley

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