We love cats and love nothing better than making a sick cat better or teaching people how to look after their cats better. We spend a lot of time, effort and money ensuring we stay current with how to look after cats and look forward to imparting this knowledge to you.
Veterinary medical knowledge is constantly evolving (as is human medicine). Some ‘facts’ learned at University 10 years ago are no longer held to be true!
Looking after your cat properly means keeping up with the changes.
A continuing education scheme is now compulsory for all registered veterinarians, but at at Paddington Cat Hospital, we go considerably further than the basic requirements. We are not only keeping abreast of changes but are helping contribute to the knowledge base by documenting and presenting new findings.
Drs Randolph Baral, Melissa Catt and Leah Puk all have membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by rigorous examination (in the Medicine of Cats) after much specialised study, and Randolph was awarded his PhD in 2015 in biological variation. He has recently set up a consultancy group and website with other like minded academics worldwide to help educate vets about the current recommendations in interpreting pathology results. If you are interested to see the progress of this innovative research check out http://vetbiologicalvariation.org/
Additionally, Randolph Baral was invited in 2002 to be a consultant on the feline medicine board of VIN (Veterinary Information Network). VIN is a highly regarded internet resource with over 10,000 veterinarians worldwide as members, with consultant status being very prestigious. His role is to answer queries about feline medicine cases from vets around the world.
“It is very satisfying to make just one cat better but through VIN and writing and presenting papers, I am able to help cats worldwide!” Randolph Baral
We offer all the usual veterinary services available, but being a cat only practice, we are able to have some more specialised equipment to investigate problems or look after your cat. Examples are blood pressure monitoring, an ultrasound machine with colour flow Doppler facilities, dental radiographs and an operating theatre designed to human hospital standards.
Dr Melissa Catt and Dr Randolph Baral
were awarded the 2008 College Prize by the Australian College of Veterinary Science.
This prestigious prize recognises veterinarians who have made outstanding practical contributions to veterinary science or practice in Australia or New Zealand, especially during the preceding 5 years, without the support of an academic environment.