Dr Katie graduated from Liverpool University Veterinary School in 2006 and went straight to work in a busy small animal veterinary hospital in Norfolk gaining a wealth of knowledge. She then worked in a behaviour referral veterinary practice, including teaching at Liverpool University, whilst starting her Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University.
She now runs her behaviour and training company Positive Pet Training. Positive Pet Mobile Vet complements this perfectly offering the low stress alternative to regular vets.
In her spare time Katie adores being a mom and playing with her dogs Barnaby and Cornelius!
“I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of a busy veterinary hospital but found it upsetting that so many pets were so stressed. Over the last few years I’ve really enjoyed working as a mobile vet and getting to know my lovely clients and patients.”
Dr Katie Friel-Russell MRCVS, Positive Pet Mobile Vet
Frequently Asked Questions
Please see our frequently asked questions below. If you have any other questions or queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Vet care in your own home takes away the stress of travel, an unfamiliar place and other animals for your pet. Many dogs, cats, rabbits and other animals are extremely stressed in the veterinary environment. This can make examination and treatment very difficult and cause further problems down the line with repeated negative experiences.
These visits are also often stressful for people, can be inconvenient times and difficult to get to if you don’t have access to transport. Instead at home you don’t have to worry about time wasted travelling or waiting in the waiting room. You can get on with your life at home and Dr Katie will arrive and start the consult straight away.
Our consults are usually 30-45 minutes long. This allows lots of time for getting to know you and your pet, a low stress exam and plenty of time for consults!
In the clinic you will often be allocated only a 10 minute appointment which is a rush to fit in history taking, clinical exam, treatment, questions and history writing! You don’t need to feel that rush with Positive Pet Mobile Vet and Dr Katie is always more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Home vet visits are no designed for emergency situations. In a true emergency it is likely your pet will require hospitalisation for further work up and stabilisation (e.g. blood tests, x-rays, IV fluids).
So please ring Lime Trees Veterinary Clinic on 01782 385285.
Their hospital in Meir also host VetsNow for out of hours cover.
Yes! Most medication will be available there and then at your consultation. Some medications may have to be ordered in specially or a prescription can be bought to enable you to buy the medication yourself online.
Dr Katie works with Lime Trees Veterinary Clinic for all treatment requiring hospitalisation, including surgery. Dr Katie will pass on all your details and inform Lime Trees of your pet’s treatment plan.
If you live further a field and would prefer to use a different practice for surgery this can be arrange too.
Dr Katie offers a home euthanasia service and strives to make this extremely upsetting experience as easy as it possibly can be.
She takes her time to ensure you and your pet can have plenty of cuddles. Sedation is routinely used for pets to ensure their last moments are not stressful. Cremation, including having their ashes returned can all be organised by Dr Katie for you.