MVDr. Ing. Katerina Clarke MRCVS, GPCert (WVA&CPM),
Katerina is a director of and senior vet at Point of Care, mobile veterinary clinic.
Katerina studied simultaneously master degrees in agriculture and in veterinary science in two different universities (about 150 miles away, so talking about juggling life style, huh?) and graduated as an Engineer of Agriculture (Ing.) from the University of South Bohemia in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic in 2001 and then in 2003 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (MVDr.) from the Pharmaceutical and Veterinary University in Brno, Czech Republic.
After graduation Katerina moved to London to learn English. She volunteered in one of the Village Vet branches in small animal practice for a couple of years. She also worked in the Celia Hammond Animal Trust for short time before an opportunity to leave the big city behind came up and she moved and started work as a full time vet in the Isle of Man in 2006.
Working full time in one of the practices here allowed her to gain enough experience before deciding to focus on something more specific. An idea to provide the island with a fully equipped mobile veterinary clinic was formed shortly after her son was born in 2012. She took advantage of multiple opportunities to further her knowledge in running a business and incorporate alternative disciplines into veterinary practice whilst still working as a locum vet. She now holds a general practitioner certificate in western veterinary acupuncture and chronic pain management (GPCert(WVA&CPM)); (longest title you probably can achieve...) and she is also a certified Animal Dorn Method (ADM) therapist. Katerina is very interested in preventative medicine; that includes health plans for small animals and horses and herd/flock health plans for farm animals. She is currently studying a postgraduate certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practitioner in mixed practice, which, if all goes to plan, should be finished in 2017.
She is married to Simon Clarke, has a three year old son Timmy and has two cats, mother and son, Pippa and Pasha.
In her free time she loves spend time with her family here and back in the Czech Republic, walking, swimming and reading a good relaxing book. She is also a member and treasurer of Sulby Badminton Club.