Alexandra Taylor RVN CertSAN ISFM DipFN & AdvCertFB

Registered Veterinary Nurse | Feline Advocate | CPD Provider

“Cats are sensitive sensory beings with with species-specifc needs. If we take time to learn how they interpret the world around them we can begin to understand why they find certain situations stressful or what motivates them to behave a certain way. Once we start to recognise how cats perceive their environment we can put measures in place to minmise stress, improve their experience and appreciate them for the wonderful creatures that they truly are”

About me

I qualified in 1997 (with credit) and over the years I have worked in various roles both first opinion and referral clinics.


In-house CPD and external lectures I have provided recently, as well as any up-and-coming events I am speaking at.


Alex is a real inspiration when it comes to advocating for the very best in feline welfare, both in the veterinary setting and at home. Her understanding of feline needs and how to meet these is presented so effectively through all of Alex’s work including speaking, writing, and through her fantastic social media presence. She is making a HUGE difference in the field of cat behaviour and welfare and to top it off, she is an absolute pleasure to work with
Lucy Hoile
Feline Behaviourist
After hearing Alex speak at several CPD events and subsequently getting to know her, I decided to invite her to give her ' Creating a Feline Friendly Practice' talk at our clinic. It was very informative and helped give vets and nurses alike a new perspective on how we handle and cater for our feline clients. I would 100% recommend you book her in!
Clare Docherty
After being contacted by one of our nurses, Alex came to speak to us about cat friendly care in practice. Despite us having not one but two emergencies arrive during her CPD! Alex was ever the professional and gave a great presentation with lots of interesting and practical tips on things we can do to make our practice more cat friendly, a lot of which we have already integrated into our day. Definitely worthwhile CPD for the whole practice from receptionists to lead vets
Claudia McEwan
Roehampton Vets (Medivet)
I have listened to Alex speak at large events and give webinar presentations. She provides top-quality information on all cat friendly aspects in a fun and engaging manner. I always look forward to learning from Alex
Nikki McLeod, RVN
Alex has worked for our practice multiple times over the past 3 years. We have found her to be very hard working and enthusiastic, and a great team player. We would definitely recommend her as a locum nurse
Nishi Jani
Clinic Director of White Cross Vets, Northampton
Alex was absolutely fab. Loved by clients and staff. Great team player. Would definitely recommend her and would definitely have her back
Athena Jarvis RVN
Noah’s Ark Veterinary Clinic, Dunstable
As a part time vet, I had worked with Alex for nearly a year. Firstly her sense of humour with both colleagues and clients shines through! Secondly she manages high pressure situations brilliantly – I was glad to have her there when we had to resuscitate a cat for instance! Thirdly she has a great wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly but certainly not exclusively with cats. I was keen to engage her services now she is working as a locum at my new practice
Simon Hill MRCVS, MSc
Rushden Vets
Alex has worked at Astonlee as a locum and as an employee. She is a very good veterinary nurse, pays attention to detail and has a passion for care, especially for cats. She takes responsibility for and enjoys carrying out projects involving maintenance and improvement of nursing care, and training of staff
Dr Paul Manning
Astonlee Veterinary Hospital
Alex joined our practice as a locum and settled in really well. From day one she proved to be a valuable member of the team and implemented a lot of positive changes. She took on the clinical coach role really well and was always happy to answer any question I had. Her knowledge and passion is something to be admired and made me realise the kind of nurse I want to be. Her enthusiasm and support as a clinical coach was second to none and she always went above and beyond for not just the students, but the entire team. A true gem of the ever dwindling nursing world and someone I shall always go to for advice and knowledge!
Alix Calvert
Student Veterinary Nurse
Following graduation I moved to a new practice where Alex was working as a locum nurse. I couldn’t have asked for a better or more supportive work colleague to help build my confidence as newly qualified nurse. Not only is she a fierce advocate for animal welfare but she is completely devoted to each and every patient she is caring for, both in practice at home where she continues to learn and develop her skills
Lorna Janet Jahn RVN