Meet The Team At Cat's Whiskers

Cat's Whiskers Veterinary Clinic Amanda Nicholls

Dr Amanda Nicholls BVetMed MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeon & Clinical Director

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.

Emma Smeed

Emma Smeed

Nursing Lead

Emma qualified in 2010 as a Registered Veterinary Nurse and has had experience in a number of small animal practices, mostly recently a Cat Friendly Practice. Emma also has a Certificate in Feline Medicine. In her spare Emma loves Disney, going to the theatre, history and rugby. Emma has two cats, Boris and Belle, and a bunny called Sash.

Cat's Whiskers Veterinary Clinic Kate Bloomfield

Kate Bloomfield

Registered Veterinary Nurse

Kate qualified in 1988 so she brings a wealth of experience to our team. Kate also runs her own cattery meaning she has a lot of experience with caring for cats. In her spare time Kate is part of a flyball team and enjoys reading and swimming.

Kate has three cats of her own; Saffron, Luigi, and Martha and a dog Meg who is a cocker spaniel.

Louise Dodds

Louise Dodds

Receptionist

Louise has many years experience in customer service, both face to face and over the phone. Louise brings her positivity to work each day and would describe herself as the ‘crazy cat lady’!

Louise enjoys spending time with family and friends, and of course her own fur-baby Feebi.

Fiona Baker

Business Consultant & Non-Clinical Director

Fiona has many years experience in the telecoms sector within project management. Fiona enjoys working in the veterinary industry in her spare time and assists us at events and open days, amongst many other tasks. When she isn’t working, Fiona enjoys live music and travelling.

Of course, Fiona is a cat lover and is pet parent to Amanda’s cat Max!