Kind, caring, professional, experienced
Kind, caring, professional, experienced
ABOUT US

Kind, caring, professional, experienced

"As a pet-palliative-care advocate, sympathetic, compassionate and high-standard end-of-life care for pets is central to my ideology"

Dr Caroline Ficker, BVSc(Hons) CertSAM MRCVS is your Home Visit Vet.

Caroline's veterinary vocation developed at an early age and her love for animals and desire to help and heal them has continued ever since. Caroline graduated with her degree in Veterinary Science from Melbourne University in 1987, and throughout her career has gained extensive experience in small animal (dog and cat) medicine. She has worked in general practice and in emergency clinics and has held senior vet positions in London practices between 1997 and 2004.

Home Visit Vet was established in 2005 and has been specialising in end-of-life care since 2008. Caroline's mission is to increase awareness of the importance of, and improve standards in, compassionate end-of-life care for pets.

Having lived with pets for most of her life, Caroline knows and understands the love and bond we share with our pets, and how that bond strengthens over the years and is most poignant at life's last chapter.

Caroline's ‘heart dog’ was Bodie, a Border Collie dog (pictured with Caroline). Caring for Bodie in his elder years, and the grief experience after his loss has further reinforced Caroline’s drive to specialise in palliative and end-of-life care and help other families.

Outside of work, Caroline is head servant to a loving and mischievous Burmese cat, Leo.