Olivia Alderton

Olivia graduated from the University of Bristol in 2017. After initially planning to be a farm animal vet, she had a complete change of heart at the last moment and decided to work with small animals..and has never looked back! After graduating, she first worked in a small animal hospital in Shropshire, before moving down to Bournemouth in 2020 to be nearer her family and the Sea.

At work, Olivia relishes all aspects of veterinary medicine and enjoys working with every species. She loves being a well-rounded GP, developing skills in all areas. Most recently she has obtained a qualification in Veterinary Acupuncture which she hopes to put to good use on her lovely patients.

When not at work, Olivia can be found reading, running or yoga-ing, and better getting to know the beautiful Dorset coast with her husband Alex and Greyhound ‘Puck’. Olivia and Alex also like to sail, and are hoping to get a boat in the not too distant future.

  1. The 3 things I would take on a desert island……
    A good book, my slippers (foot comfort is important!), my ‘House’ box set
  2. When I was younger I wanted to be……
    A Vet. I ran a teddy hospital in my bedroom until embarrassingly late in my childhood
  3. 3 famous people (dead or alive) I would invite to a dinner party……
    My Dad, Marie Curie, Rosa Parks (perhaps not all at the same dinner party- strange crowd!)
  4. My guilty pleasure……
    I’m a celebrity get me out of here (please don’t judge me- I’m sorry)
  5. What makes Natterjacks different……
    There’s a genuine family feel to our Team. We love and support each other.
  6. My proudest ‘claim to fame’ or celebrity encounter…
    Benedict Cumberbatch filmed an episode of Sherlock Holmes at my University!
  7. Two things I consider myself to be very bad at…..
    Sitting still
  8. Two things I consider myself to be very good at…
    Being kind to people
  9. One thing that not many people know about me….
    I’ve competed to a national standard in gymnastics and pole vault.
  10. I was frightened for my life at work when…
    I had to try and catch a budgie that was flying around the consult room (I was frightened because it had been my job to hold the budgie securely- oops!)
  11. My most annoying habit .…
  12. The song I would perform in a Karaoke bar is…
    Circle of Life, Elton John. (Absolute classic).
  13. If I was forced to live anywhere else than the beautiful south coast of Dorset I would live…
    On a game reserve in South Africa with my husband
  14. I you were to look in my fridge right now you would find….
    Pork and apple sausages for dinner tonight!
  15. My favourite place to go for dinner is….
    Fish and chips on the beach!
  16. If I won the lottery my first purchase would be….
    Some land for a smallholding, and a yacht for my husband
  17. One place I really want to visit before I die is…
    Borneo to see orangutans
  18. My favourite holiday past-time is…
    Exploring and reading
  19. If I was a vegetable, I would be a ….
    Cherry Tomato
  20. My weirdest phobia is ….
  21. If I could swap lives with anyone for a day it would be….
    The Queen!
  22. My favourite place to go for a walk…
    Any beach on a stormy day
  23. The strangest thing I’ve ever seen at work…
    A dog having a faecal transplant (don’t Google it!)
  24. I would hate to get stuck here ….
    Eiffel Tower (I hate heights!)
  25. One thing I really want to do before I die is….
    See my family and friends find happiness

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