29th May, 2017

Caring veterinary students take work home with them

Leamington Editorial 17th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CARING veterinary nurses are taking their work home with them.

Student nurse Lauren Young from Avonvale’s Southam surgery and registered nurse Poppy Carroll from the practice’s Kenilworth centre have adopted rescue kittens in order to hand-rear them at home.

The dedicated duo bottle-feed the kittens every two hours, even at night.

Lauren has been taking care of 12-week-old Tinkerbell since she was rescued from an airfield at just one day old. Acting as a surrogate mother, she has been taking the kitten to the surgery with her every day.

Tom, who is only six-weeks-old, was found hiding with his brother under a tomato plant at Ryton Garden Centre. Unfortunately, his brother did not survive but Tom is now thriving under Poppy’s care.

Poppy said: “Tom is doing extremely well. He comes everywhere with me – the rugby club, the supermarket, out to dinner and even to work. The team at the surgery have all bonded with him.”

Both cats will be receiving their primary vaccinations in the next few weeks so will be able to explore the outside world but will remain living with their new owners, whose dedicated care has saved their lives.