Dr. Carla Paszkowski, BVSc
Dr. Carla Paszkowski is one of Pet Circle's qualified veterinarians and pet care content producers. Dr. Carla graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and worked for a number of years in small animal clinics across South East Queensland. While Carla enjoys most facets of clinical veterinary work, she holds a special passion for feline medicine, pocket pets, and nutrition.
Her favourite part of being a vet is the colourful variability and exciting unpredictability of the case load - in one day, you may surgically remove a skin tumour from a Labrador in the morning, and then treat a parrot for nasal mites in the afternoon!
Dr. Carla's Pets
A self-professed 'crazy cat lady', Carla is Mum to a fluffy, cross-eyed Ragdoll named Smudge. Carla rescued Smudge from a sad situation at her previous clinic in 2014. Underweight and on the brink of death, poor little Smudge was surrendered to the clinic as she was suffering from an 'intussusception': a painful condition in which the bowel telescopes back onto itself, forming a complete blockage.
Overcome by Smudge's sweet, loving personality, Carla's initial intention was to foster Smudge, complete the required surgery, and find a suitable home for her. But before long, Carla realised she couldn't bear to part with such a lovely, precious soul. Alas, Smudge officially became a 'foster fail'.
Carla and Smudge
At Pet Circle
History: Dr. Carla joined Pet Circle in late 2016. Forming part of our veterinary team, Carla provides in-house veterinary counsel, training and support for our customer service team, as well as written pet care content for Pet Circle's Education Portal. She has also starred in a number of our Pet Tip Videos, assisted with private label food creation, and even dabbled in our marketing sphere. With veterinarians like Carla on board, our customer service team - and our customers - are equipped with the best, vet-approved,'gold standard' pet care knowledge.
Dr. Carla's favourite part about working at Pet Circle is being able to to impart advice to a wider audience of pet parents all over the country. She enjoys the creative side of producing pet care content and the broad exposure she's had to alternative areas of nutrition and holistic medicine - two rapidly growing fields in the veterinary space. Carla loves hearing about customer's pets and encourages anyone with questions to get in contact via Pet Circle's Vet Pet Plan service.
Dr. Carla's Top Articles
Dr. Carla's Top Videos
A Complete New Puppy Guide
Why Do Cats Purr?
How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth
Carla's Top Recommended Products
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"The perfect solution for keeping one pet out of another pet's bowl - this microchip-activated feeder saved me so much in cat food because it stopped my dog eating all her kibble!"