Gemma Cliffin


Professional Bio

Dr Gemma Cliffin MRCVS is an experienced small animal vet who combines her love of writing alongside working in practice. Since her graduation from the University of Liverpool in 2014 she has worked in a wide variety of roles including first opinion practice, as a night vet and as a locum vet. She has also spent time working at a charity clinic in the Cook Islands which was a challenge but also immensely rewarding. She loves all aspects of veterinary work, but she especially enjoys medicine cases and diagnostic imaging. She is passionate about pain-management, particularly in her more senior patients. She currently works in a first opinion small animal practice in North Yorkshire where she deals with both routine and emergency cases.

Gemma is another of our keen gardeners and she grows lots of her own fruits and vegetables. She lives with her partner and together they spend a lot of time hiking with their 2 dogs in the Yorkshire Dales and Moors near to where they live.

Gemma Cliffin MRCVS in the snow, hugging two golden retrievers
Cat writer Dr Gemma Cliffin MRCVS holding her ginger cat

Gemma’s Pets

Gemma has 2 very energetic Golden Retrievers called Amber (5) and Oakley (2) Both of them make it their mission in life to get as muddy as they possibly can when out on a walk! Gemma also has a very special ginger cat called Mango who is 10 years old and rules her household!

I see writing as a challenge to learn more about topics that interest me. I also love being able to engage with pet owners and leave them with more knowledge about a given topic than they had before they started reading.

Some fun facts

Favourite holiday


Favourite Ice Cream

Haagen-Dazs pralines and cream!

Favourite animal


My Work

Here you can see my recent work.

Gemma Cliffin

Can Cats Smile? What’s Really Behind That Adorable Smile?

Have you ever looked lovingly at your cat and wondered whether they’re smiling back at…
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Why Do Cats Curl Into Balls When Sleeping? A Veterinarian Explains

Cats are well known for their ability to look comfortable wherever they sleep, and they…
Gemma Cliffin

Zoonotic Infection in Cats: A Complete Guide

Zoonotic is a term used to describe a disease or infection that can be passed…
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What Is the Best Food For Dogs With Allergies?
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Dog Shaking and other Canine Anxiety Symptoms