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Just Cats

An award winning veterinary clinic devoted to feline healthcare

Just Cats Veterinary Clinic

57-59 Duke Street




Opening Hours



Wednesday *

Thursday *




09:15 - 17:30

09:15 - 17:30

09:15 - 17:30

09:15 - 17:30

09:15 - 17:30



[Closed Bank Holidays]


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Telephone :

01704 544640

Fax :

01704 532593

Veterinary consultation by appointment only. Please contact the clinic if you would like to arrange an appointment.


Additional Hours

Wednesday & Thursday

Evening surgery 17:30 - 20:00 for pre-booked vaccinations and medication reviews only.

Wednesday *

Thursday *

Our Team

Here at Just Cats we have a small, friendly team of staff dedicated to the care of your feline friends.

Simon Backshall BVCs MRCVS

Simon Backshall BVSc MRCVS

Veterinary Surgeons

It was the ambition of practice owner Simon Backshall to create a veterinary clinic that would avoid many of the normal stresses experienced by cats when they are taken to a vets and are brought into contact with other types of animals.

Opened in 2007, Just Cats became the first feline-only veterinary practice in the north west of England.

Agnieszka Żak MRCVS

Agnieszka Żak MRCVS

Carol Cottrell RVN - Head Veterinary Nurse

My work with animals began in 1985 when I took a job as a kennel maid with the RSPCA in Birkdale.

In 1998 I moved to a veterinary practice in Southport to train as a veterinary nurse and gained my qualification in 1990. I became Head Nurse at the practice shortly afterwards. After 5 years I left the Southport veterinary practice and joined the PDSA veterinary hospital in Everton as Head Nurse. In 2000 I moved to the new PDSA veterinary hospital in Huyton, continuing in the role of Head Nurse and student assessor. I started working at Just Cats Veterinary Clinic when the clinic opened in May 2007, again in the role of Head Nurse.

I am privileged to have owned 13 cats over the last 25 years, having hand reared 3 of them from 1 week old. I currently have 4 cats.

Carol Cottrell RVN MBVNA ISFM CertFN (Head Nurse)

Veterinary Nurses

Reception Staff

Louise Cross RVN - Veterinary Nurse

Louise Cross RVN MBVNA ISFM CertFN

I started my veterinary nursing career, working evenings and Saturday mornings, cleaning kennels, for my local vets in Basingstoke. At the age of 17, I moved to a mixed veterinary hospital, working with farm and equine, as well as small animals. I started my vet nurse training in 1990, after moving to a small animal practice in London, working there for 2 years before deciding to take a job with Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital in Ormskirk.

I qualified as a vet nurse in 1994 and worked at various small animal practices as Head Nurse before moving into teaching in 2000, gaining my Certificate in Education through Manchester University.  In 2001, I moved to a government funded training provider for the Animal Care industry based in St Helens and became a Veterinary Nursing teacher at Lite Ltd, taking on the role of Head of the Veterinary Nurse department in 2005.  During this time I continued to locum for Vets Now in Warrington and the PDSA in Huyton.

In 2011 and missing the ‘hands on’ aspect of veterinary nursing, I took a part-time role with Just Cats Veterinary Clinic while continuing with my teaching work.

A stray kitten that moved with me from London, got to the grand old age of 22 years old before making way for several other rescued, elderly felines. Presently, I have 3 cats, 3 guinea pigs and 3 hamsters.

Helen McQueen

Helen Peet

I have worked at the Just Cats Veterinary Clinic since its opening in May 2007.

I work part-time, usually mornings, on reception as well as assisting in other areas of the clinic when possible.

I am currently ‘owned’ by four beautiful young cats, Lily, Yoshi, Cinnamon and Tom Frog.

Rachel Backshall

Becky Hayes

Amy Sharp

Amy Sharp