Meet The Team At Cat's Whiskers

Meet The Team At Cat's Whiskers
Dr Amanda Nicholls BVetMed MRCVS

Dr Amanda Nicholls BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Amanda graduated from the Royal Veterinary College London in 2000 fulfilling a lifelong ambition to become a vet. She has many years’ experience as a Veterinary Surgeon working in several companion animal veterinary practices throughout the UK. Over this time she developed a compelling interest in feline medicine and surgery, and went on to further her knowledge and complete numerous courses in this area. It was this passion for feline medicine that was the driving force behind setting up Cat’s Whiskers, an exclusive practice for cats in Worthing, West Sussex.

Amanda is now a member of both the International Society of Feline Medicine (a charity dedicated to promoting the health and welfare of cats) and the Worldwide Veterinary Service.

When Amanda has free time, she enjoys travelling, cooking and reading. 

Amanda shares her home with Kitty, a black female cat, Max, a black and white male cat plus golden retriever Bradley.

Dr Elaine McNamara BVMS MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon

Elaine qualified in 2006 as a Veterinary Surgeon and has a lot of experience working in small animal practices. Elaine likes all animals, but really enjoys working with cats! Elaine started working at Cat’s Whiskers Veterinary Clinic in 2015, and has recently re-joined our team working in the clinic every Friday.

Elaine doesn’t have any of her own pets at present, but Elaine has two young children who keep her busy!

Zoe Blake

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Zoe qualified as a RVN in 1996 so she has lots of experience to add to our team. Zoe is currently studying for her Advanced Feline Behaviour Certificate and would love to help you with any feline behaviour problems you have in the home. Zoe enjoys listening to music and spending time outdoors with her young son Jacob.

Zoe has three cats of her own; Nutmeg, Millie, and Fluffy and also has a dog called Dylan, a cross breed.

Lucy Jeffs

Lucy Jeffs

Nursing Assistant

Lucy has a National Diploma in Animal Care and studied veterinary nursing for some time as a student nurse. She also has an NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care. Lucy is currently studying and completing a certificate in feline nursing. Her hobbies include her pets and walking, as well as spending a lot of time visiting her large family and good friends!

Lucy has a young ginger male cat named Bumble and a snake called Tellulah!

Alison Dunkley

Office Manager

Alison has 10+ years experience in customer services, managing teams primarily in the financial sector and is now really excited to be working in the veterinary industry. She enjoys watching football and is a lifelong Portsmouth supporter…to unwind, she loves listening to music.

Alison is a cat lover herself and has a long-haired black cat called Eddard at home to keep her busy!

Kitty DSH (Hons)

Kitty DSH (Hons)

Paperwork & Filing Specialist

Kitty loves all aspects of office work, particularly receiving and sorting faxes (onto a heap on the floor). Being a young cat, she is prone to moments of excitement, followed by cat naps on the job (as pictured above).