I am the daughter of the founder of Lulu & Robbie. I am a veterinarian and currently studying for further specialisation in companion animal surgery. I was born and raised in South Africa where I qualified as a vet in 2005, and have since worked as a vet in South Africa, the UK and Saudi Arabia, getting a broad exposure to different diseases, species and cultural attitudes towards animals.
I have been a vegetarian since I was 12 years of age and am passionate about the veterinary profession, the good, the bad, the joy and the despair. My job makes me air-punch at the highs and sends me home in tears at the lows. It can be draining, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I have two rescue cats, two rescue hedgehogs and one big, red horse. I spoil them and mother-terrorise them in equal measure, take endless photos and videos of them and will brook no objections from people who don’t want to be shown said photos and videos.
My husband Robin is also a vet and our dream is to return from Saudi Arabia, settle in the UK, start a family, get a big, goofy dog, and to open a humble village veterinary clinic to allow us to practice veterinary medicine with heart and compassion.
There has been no sponsorship from any brand or product that is mentioned in Lulu & Robbie blogs; they are entirely unbiased by anything but my own education and experience. I hope they help give you an understanding of how to love and care for the animals in your life.
Why I Got Involved in Lulu & Robbie
As a vet and an animal lover I love the idea of a product that is thoughtful about what a pet really needs in order to be comfortable and healthy. As someone who is passionate about looking after our amazing planet, I love the idea of materials that are natural and eco-friendly. As someone who has seen first-hand the benefits to the communities in developing countries from organisations such as Fair Trade TM, I love the idea of supporting these initiatives. As a proud pet owner, I love the idea of a beautiful garment to bring comfort to my beautiful animals.