Lizzie Youens


Professional Bio

Lizzie graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011, and has been working in first opinion companion animal practice. She has worked in a variety of clinics across the U.K., from large hospitals to small branch practices. She enjoys doing a mixture of medicine, surgery and emergency work. Lizzie currently works in a small rural practice where she enjoys working in a close-knit community.

Lizzie’s areas of interest revolve around companion animal medicine. She especially enjoys behaviour, dermatology and geriatrics, and is working towards her Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP).

Lizzie lives with her husband and two small children in the beautiful Forest of Dean. She enjoys walking all over the forest, especially if there’s a hot chocolate afterwards!

veterinary writer Dr Lizzie Youens
vet writer Dr Lizzie Youens

Lizzie’s Pets

Lizzie owns two cats, both adopted somewhat accidentally through work. Her dream is to own a smallholding with animals galore, including a donkey or two!


“I love to engage with dedicated pet owners, both face-to-face and through my writing.”

Some fun facts

Favourite ice cream

Good old strawberry!

Favourite animal

Otters – they’re so playful and cute!

Coffee or tea?

Tea – and lots of it!

My Work

Here you can see my recent work.

Lizzie Youens

How To Care For A Wounded Cat

One of the more stressful aspects of being a cat owner is when we see…
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Dog cancer: how to spot and treat it

Just like humans, and many other species, dogs can get tumours too. Dog cancer is…
Lizzie Youens

Why Don’t Cats Like When You Touch Their Paws?

All cat owners know how cute cat toe beans are. A cat’s paws can seem…
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Should My Cat Wear A Collar?
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Do cats really have webbed feet?