Lizzie Youens

BSc BVSc MRCVS

Lizzie grew up in rural Cambridgeshire and introduced so many odd pets into her parents’ home they were very glad to pack her off to the University of Bristol to study Veterinary Science. She graduated in 2011, having also gained an intercalated degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has been working in small animal practice since. Lizzie’s main interest is in feline medicine and behaviour, and she is working towards her Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practice. She is also passionate about client education and communication.

Latest articles by Lizzie Youens

Is it ethical to keep outdoor cats?
Animal Welfare
Is it ethical to keep outdoor cats?
Our domestic cats are descended from the wildcat (Felis silvestris) and are popular as pets around the world. The 2022 Cats Protection Report estimates that there are around 11 million owned cats around the UK, with a qu…
December 3, 2022 • 70 shares
Why Does My Cat Vomit Bile?
Cats
Why Does My Cat Vomit Bile?
The classic dramatic heaving sound of a vomiting cat is enough to make most cat owners spring into action to find the source of the tale-tell gagging. If you find that your cat has merely brought up a small amount of yel…
November 30, 2022 • 12 shares
Do Cats Get Epilepsy?
Cats
Do Cats Get Epilepsy?
Witnessing your pet have a seizure is a terrifying prospect for an owner. Epilepsy in cats is less well known than in dogs, but is still a fairly common neurological problem for our feline friends. There are different ty…
November 20, 2022 • 7 shares
Why does my rabbit grunt?
Rabbits
Why does my rabbit grunt?
We don’t always think of rabbits as being very verbally communicative, but these fluffy friends can actually produce a wide range of sounds. Listening carefully to your bunny can help interpret their needs and wants, lea…
November 9, 2022 • 62 shares
Why does my cat smell of fish?
Cats
Why does my cat smell of fish?
Cats are known for their cleanliness, fastidiously grooming themselves daily, often for long periods of time. It may, therefore, come as a surprise to you to discover an unpleasant aroma following your cat around. A fish…
November 1, 2022 • 110 shares
How to talk to someone grieving their dog
Dogs
How to talk to someone grieving their dog
Our dogs are a huge part of our lives: our companions, our best friends, a real part of the family. Losing a pet is a difficult, emotional and even traumatic time. Grief affects everyone differently, and there is no righ…
October 29, 2022 • 120 shares • 1 comments
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