Rebecca MacMillan


Professional Bio

Rebecca MacMillan is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. She has recently gained her postgraduate certificate in small animal medicine!

Outside work, Becky has a young family that keeps her busy! She also enjoys cooking and baking cakes has always been a speciality of hers – she’s even attended cake-decorating classes! She also enjoys watching films, family days out and walking the dog.

Rebecca MacMillan Pet Vet Writer

Rebecca’s Pets

Becky has a flat-coated retriever called George who still acts like a puppy despite being 12 years old! He’s a big character and greets everyone with lots of licks! She also has a large tropical freshwater fish tank with a variety of fish and shrimps.

“I get a great sense of satisfaction out of writing and it has always been a passion of mine outside of day-to-day veterinary work.”

Some fun facts

Favourite animal

Dogs 🙂

Favourite ice cream

All of them?!

Film or TV?


My Work

Here you can see my recent work. Simply click on the article to read more.

Rebecca MacMillan

How Long Does a Cat Hold a Grudge For?

Cats are well known for their mood swings and may not always be as pleased…

How to become a veterinary writer

Most people heading into a career as a vet think about working in a practice,…
Rebecca MacMillan

Why is My Puppy Sleeping so Much?

If you’ve got a brand-new puppy you are probably enjoying lots of play and cuddles…
Rebecca MacMillan
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed Guide
Rebecca MacMillan
Why does my dog have diarrhea at night?
Rebecca MacMillan
How to Keep Challenging Yourself as an Experienced Veterinarian