Committee Members (2017 - 2018)
My name’s Catherine and I’m one of the clinic coordinators at All4Paws. I moved up to Edinburgh in 2002 and stayed in the city when I started university at the Dick Vet in 2012. There’s a lot of diversity in my role, which involves overseeing the running of the clinic both on the day and in between sessions. I’ve been part of All4Paws since the idea first took root back in 2015 and have had a great time watching it develop. When not occupied by my role at the clinic I can often be found out for a walk somewhere around Edinburgh with a dog or two (sadly none of them mine – borrowed from friends and acquaintances!), catching up with a friend at one of the many cafés around the city or attempting to catch up with studying for my intercalated degree in Infectious Diseases!
Hi my name is (also) Catherine and I’m a clinic coordinator for All4Paws, joining in October 2017. I grew up in Australia and South East Asia until I was 17 then moved back to Scotland to finish school. Before coming to the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, I volunteered at PDSA-sponsored & private vet practices as well as with Riding for the Disabled and many other great charities. After hearing about All4Paws I knew I had to get involved and I’m really excited for the next few years ahead and the fresh ideas the latest committee will bring. When I’m not at All4Paws, I can either be found working at various catering events all over Scotland, in the library stressing about exams or at home snuggled up with my 12 year old cat, Lily.
Hi, my name is Vicky. I am in my fourth year of studies at the R(D)SVS and am very excited to be a part of Outreach on the All4Paws committee! I’ve joined the team because I feel that All4Paws fills an incredibly important role in the community and I truly stand behind our initiative to provide much needed care for those who are vulnerable, homeless and find it difficult to access care for their animals whether for financial, social or other reasons. I am originally from Canada but have been on this side of the pond for several years now. When I’m not at home snuggling up to my crazy cat McTaggart, you can usually find me out gallivanting with my pup Charlie in the Pentlands or at the pub (also with Charlie of course).
Hello everyone! My name is Venessa, one of the Outreach Coordinators. I moved to Edinburgh two years ago, and I have to say – Edinburgh is such a beautiful, vibrant and friendly city. I am very happy to be part of this ‘pawsome’ team! My role at All4Paws has given me the chance to become more involved with the local community. I really enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories, especially if they are about their pets! In my free time, I love testing out food recipes, working out at the gym and hanging out with my friends.
Hi, I'm Delaney and I'm the fourth year Media Rep for All4Paws! I'm from Canada and did my undergraduate degree in Animal Biology before moving to Edinburgh to attend the R(D)SVS. I am so excited to be a part of All4Paws this year. I think that everyone deserves the right to an animal companion, and All4Paws does wonderful work helping both pets and people alike. I look forward to carrying everything that All4Paws has taught me into my veterinary career. Outside of All4Paws, I love travelling, testing out new recipes, watching Netflix, and of course, hanging out with my pets.
My name’s Rachel and my role at All4Paws is fundraising. As fundraisers, Abbie and I get to come up with lots of fun and new ways to raise money for All4Paws (any suggestions are welcome!). When I started vet school in 2015, All4Paws was always something I wanted to help with, and now that I’m glad to be part of the committee! My time away from All4Paws is mainly playing sport recreationally, and working at my part time job - as well as trying to fit in a little bit of revision for vet school!
My name is Olivia and I am one of the new clinic coordinators. I moved to Edinburgh in the summer of 2017 to start my vet degree but I have lived in many countries in my life, having been born in the Netherlands and then moving around Europe and to India for a while. Before coming to Edinburgh however, I had been living in Glasgow, where I did a degree in zoology and then worked at Dogs Trust for a year. I had previously worked with charities across Africa, which were mainly focused on wildlife but Dogs Trust really sparked my interest in dog related charities, so I am very excited to get involved in All 4 Paws. In my free time I like to go to the gym or find other ways to get some exercise, catch up with friends (vet school doesn’t leave enough time for this) and exploring Edinburgh and Scotland with my boyfriend.
Hi! My name is Amanda and I’m one of the new Clinic Coordinators joining All4Paws in 2018. I moved to Edinburgh from Canada in 2017 to start my veterinary degree at R(D)SVS. I previously volunteered at charity clinics in both Canada and Guatemala, and have also worked at numerous for-profit practices. I was motivated to get involved because, for me, being a vet is about providing the best care I can, to every animal that requires it. Once I heard about All4Paws, I knew I wanted to help out. In addition to All4Paws, you can find me studying at the library, watching way too much Netflix or exploring Scotland.
Hello! I’m Chloe, one of the media coordinators for All4Paws. Since coming to Edinburgh in 2016 to attend the R(D)SVS, I have loved getting to know everyone, and have also enjoyed exploring the city and Scotland more generally. I think All4Paws does an amazing job in helping both pets and their owners, and it is something that I am very proud to support, and excited to be more involved with over the next few years – hopefully I will also learn a thing or two along the way! In my free time I enjoy playing badminton and netball, and trying out my flatmates’ incredible baking.
Hi, my name is Georgia, and I’m one of the new outreach coordinators for All4Paws. Home for me is down south in Cambridge, but I moved up to Edinburgh in 2016 to start the vet med course here at the Dick Vet. Before vet school I really enjoyed working full time at a small animal practice during my gap year. When I first heard about All4Paws in first year I knew I wanted to get involved as soon as I could! I’m really looking forward to learning from the other committee members, being more involved in the community, and getting to know our clients and their animals. When I’m not at vet school I love running, being outdoors, catching up with family, and getting coffee with friends.
Hi my name is Abbie and my role on the All4Paws committee is fundraising co-ordinator. Since starting vet school in 2016 I have always wanted to be involved in All4Paws so I am really excited to be part of the committee and work with the community. Outside of vet school and All4Paws I am normally with friends in one of Edinburgh’s many cafes or theatres, trying to learn to play lacrosse or at home in the countryside walking my springer spaniel.
My name is Archie and I've been helping out at All4Paws for over a year now, and am now a student at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Being a school student needing experience, All4Paws allowed me to gain the crucial communicative skills needed. You may therefore see me pouring a cup of tea, and offering cake (highly recommend Catherine's baking!) to the clients. The students and vets - with the owners permission - are brilliant at allowing me to carry out hands on examinations and I learn more and more every week. The bond between owner and pet is unparalleled and the gratitude from the owners to all4paws shows how crucial it is to the lives of not only pet but also owners. It's no surprise that we have some clients who I saw at my first clinic still returning weekly. On top of my work at All4paws, I enjoy playing rugby and the bagpipes in my spare time.