Liz Thorsen

Liz trained at Bristol Uni and graduated in 2005 with degrees in Veterinary Science and Zoology. After a brief spell in mixed practice in Devon, she’s been working in small animal practice ever since with interests in Medicine, Imaging and older pet care. Liz has been based in Poole since 2010. When not in work she can be found on the beach, on the water paddleboarding , on the cliff tops walking or in the forest cycling with her husband Einar, two rapidly growing children and two dogs. She spends her holidays being out-skied and out-surfed by those kids. She loves living here and loves her job!

  1. The 3 things I would take on a desert island……
    My paddleboard, my kindle and a plan to get me off after a week!
  2. When I was younger I wanted to be……
    A vet
  3. 3 famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party……
    David Attenborough
    Levison Wood
    Billy Connolly
  4. My guilty pleasure…
    Stealing leftover roast potatoes from the fridge
  5. What makes Natterjacks different?…
    It’s a friendly, exciting place to work
  6. My proudest ‘claim to fame’ or celebrity encounter…
    I used to look after Charlie from Casualty’s pet – it’s not that impressive really…
  7. Two things I consider myself to be very bad at…
    Speaking Norwegian despite being with one for 20 plus years
    Self restraint when faced with chocolate
  8. Two things I consider myself to be very good at…
    Mum dancing and map reading
  9. One thing that not many people know about me…
    I can finally do a 360 pivot turn on a paddleboard without falling in
  10. I was frightened for my life at work when…
    TB testing on Dartmoor. A bullock ran straight at me but at the last minute swerved and jumped over the wall instead. I must have had my best “unimpressed mum” look in my face!
  11. My most annoying habit…
    Fidgeting
  12. The song I would perform in a Karaoke bar is…
    Seven Nation Army (White Stripes) with air guitar, but it is never going to happen in public.
  13. If I was forced to live anywhere else than the beautiful south coast of Dorset I would live…
    The Cornish coast
  14. If you were to look in my fridge right now you would find…
    Milk, cheese, ketchup, chilled tonic and wine – I need to shop!
  15. My favourite place to go for dinner is…
    Shell Bay
  16. If I won the lottery my first purchase would be…
    A year long, round the world trip for the family
  17. One place I really want to visit before I die is…
    The Central American rainforests
  18. My favourite holiday past-time is…
    Taking the kids on adventures then wine, log fire and a good book in the evening.
  19. If I was a vegetable, I would be a…
    A bean sprout
  20. My weirdest phobia is…
    Coat hangers
  21. If I could swap lives with anyone for a day it would be…
    David Attenborough whilst he was filming Blue Planet
  22. My favourite place to go for a walk…
    The South West Coast Path – I’m slowly walking all of it.
  23. The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at work…
    A rhino trained to present its leg for blood testing
  24. I would hate to get stuck here…
    With no tea or biscuits
  25. One thing I really want to do before I die is…
    Paragliding in the alps and the fjords.

And here’s Liz… a few years ago!



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