Rachel Rolfe - RVN

25 things you didn’t know about Rachael…

  1. The 3 things I would take on a desert island…
    my dog, my iPod, and an endless supply of good coffee!
  2. When I was younger I wanted to be…
    a (human) nurse or something to do with animals (I hadn’t heard of veterinary nursing at this point!).
  3. 3 famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party…
    Keith Duffy (from Boyzone), Dave Grohl (of the Foo Fighters), and Gino D’Acampo.
  4. My guilty pleasure…
    there’s too many(!) but to narrow it down I’d have to say good coffee, peanut butter and chocolate spread on toast, and crisp sandwiches.
  5. What makes Natterjacks different?
    always striving to provide the latest techniques in order to deliver the best care.
  6. My proudest ‘claim to fame’ or celebrity encounter…
    I met Keith Duffy (from Boyzone) at an afterparty following a Boyzone concert. Got a bit star-struck and ended up accidentally touching his bum!
  7. Two things I consider myself to be very bad at…
    staying awake during movies, and relaxing!
  8. Two things I consider myself to be very good at…
    worrying, being organised.
  9. One thing that not many people know about me…
    my hair is naturally curly – I straighten it most days!
  10. I was frightened for my life at work when…
    I’ve dealt with many angry dogs and cats over the years, but the 2 that stand out most are the time I had to do a home visit to capture a semi-feral Bengal cat from an elderly couple (who had cat scratches all over their legs, and their wallpaper was all shredded), and the 2nd was a really nasty cat bite through a tendon in my hand that landed me in hospital for a few days!
  11. My most annoying habit…
    falling asleep when watching movies.
  12. The song I would perform in a Karaoke bar is…
    I’m really bad at karaoke, but if I was forced (or very drunk) probably something by Boyzone!
  13. If I was forced to live anywhere else than the beautiful south coast of Dorset I would live…
    I have to say Gran Canaria as that’s where my boyfriend is from, but I really love the Isle of Skye or, failing that, somewhere where I could wear flip flops all the time!
  14. If you were to look in my fridge right now you would find…
    fresh pasta, peppers, courgette, jack fruit (thought I’d try something new), coleslaw, cheese and rosé wine.
  15. My favourite place to go for dinner is…
    I used to love Corianders, but now that’s closed down I would have to choose Wagamama or Chiquitos.
  16. If I won the lottery my first purchase would be…
    to pay off the mortgage, then maybe a holiday.
  17. One place I really want to visit before I die is…
    I’d love to do more travelling. On my list are Croatia, Corsica, Santorini, Monaco, and the Maldives – hopefully for a honeymoon at some point (hint hint!)
  18. My favourite holiday past-time is…
    exploring the area and absorbing the culture, Definitely not coasteering again!
  19. If I was a vegetable, I would be a…
    sweet potato.
  20. My weirdest phobia is…
    hairy plug holes. Also maggots.
  21. If I could swap lives with anyone for a day it would be…
    my dog – would love to sleep as much as he does, plus I’d love to know what he’s thinking!
  22. My favourite place to go for a walk…
    the Quirraing (Isle of Skye), or more locally, Arne.
  23. The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at work…
    too many things to just pick 1, but there was a cat that came in with the end of a stick poking out of the corner of his eye, and on anaesthetising him and pulling it out it was about 5cm long. It missed the eye and all other anatomy in that area. Other than that, it always amazes me what animals will ingest that later requires surgical removal.
  24. I would hate to get stuck here…
    a lift or anywhere cold.
  25. One thing I really want to do before I die is…
    I’d love to do some charity work with animals abroad.


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