Cuppa Tea wit the Vet – With Louise Turley of Mulberry House Vets

Louise joined us from Mulberry house vets. She along with 3 others felt so strongly that they didn’t want to be part of the corporate world, that they risked their homes to bring us Mulberry house vets. It was so evident how much love there is for this team as so many people joined us and shared their comments. 

Louise is a people person and takes a great sense of achievement in both loving the clients and fulfilling their needs, as well as the emergency trauma and high pressure life saving. Louise shared some amazing stories of pirates at sea when she had manage to hitch a lift on a 29 day sail to Australia!

She also shared that if she wasn’t a vet she would be a Blue peter presenter! What an amazing turn that would be! She finally blew my mind by sharing that the one thing she struggles with as a vet is poo! It’s a fairly fundamental part of the day job and difficult to avoid! But she still will help her amazing nurses if that poo pick is needed on the day. 

It was really lovely to speak to Louise and I was even able to share that we can treat rabbits for physio too, and very successfully.

What Louise Loves About Physio:

I love that it helps patients in so many different ways. And, because there’s so many parts to physio, I think some people think of physio as, you know, maybe it’s like a massage. And of course that you know, because if humans go to physio, and maybe that’s one of the things they get, but there’s also all the different bits that you guys do that, you know, with a different sort of laser thing, you know, it’s machines, only some things that I love.

The other thing I love about it is how interactive it is with for the clients and the clients can really, you know, they can be part of the physiotherapy programme as well. And so I love to refer people for physio… and one of the things that we’ll see when I say “I think that you should really consider physiotherapy for sometimes cats, usually dogs, is because… dogs will tolerate it more, is that the physio will teach you what to do, and then you can learn and then you can be doing this on a daily basis and you can really be part of it and, most pet owners want to really help their pet and they want to do it, but they don’t have the confidence and they don’t really know what what to do.

And so I love that, you know, whereas other things are perhaps a monthly injection a tablet is something that they’re giving the tablet, but they’re not really that involved in, whereas with physio they’re getting that…, when they then learn what to do. And they do the exercises and under doing some of the massage type you know bits as well. The they know they’re doing it and they’re having that bond with their pet and the can they can see the improvement that they are doing, you know and so some people might not have time to to do it regularly, but other people who do they love it and they really want to do it and I think that’s fantastic. They’re not feeling like either the vet or physio/other people are doing everything for their pet. They are really involved as well.

Louise’s Biography:

“I am Louise Turley; Vet and Director of Mulberry House Vets in Wokingham, Berkshire.  I love being a vet and I am incredibly proud of our Mulberry House Team where we are passionate about providing excellent veterinary care and client service as well as have fun and enjoying our days!”

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