natural way possible.
We all have more than enough stress in our lives already- the last thing we need is to add to that by worrying about a visit to the vets (or indeed by worrying about our companion’s health when we just can’t think of a way we could get them there in the first place!).
Equally, many of us worry about the medication that our pets are on, and wonder if there is a more natural way. Or if, as well as everything that we already do, there isn’t something else that we can do to help our animal friends.
Pets Relaxed takes care of all of these concerns.
All consultations take place in your home, where your pets feel most at ease. Appointments are a comfortable 30-40 minutes long, giving plenty of time for a thorough examination, and to discuss all your questions and concerns. Because the atmosphere is relaxed, you are much more likely to remember your questions – and the answers!I also assess your pet’s environment, diet and lifestyle. Together we will make a treatment plan that works for both you and your pet. I use conventional medicine where it’s appropriate, and natural alternatives wherever possible. More often than not I use both together.
My goal is to help you feel empowered to look after your pet in the way that most resonates with you – conventional, natural, or both.
I graduated as a vet in Germany in 1999 and moved to England shortly after that. I’ve spent 17 years working for the PDSA at their Bradford and Huddersfield clinics – both incredibly busy and with a huge variety of cases.
I’ve also worked many weekend shifts for Vets Now emergency clinic and as a Locum vet for various other small animal clinics. I am proud to be trustee and lead vet for StreetPaws – a charity that looks after the welfare of the pets of homeless people throughout the north of England. Here we are on Outreach in Manchester, featured in Manchester Evening News and last but not least I regularly monitor animal wellness on filmset for Vet on Set, which is completely different and lots of fun!
I have a strong interest in natural medicine, am continuously building on my knowledge and I’m a member of various vet organisations: ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists), BVHA (British Veterinary Herbalist Association) and RFVS (Raw Feeding Veterinary Society). I write regular articles for Saddleworth Life online magazine.
I live in beautiful Diggle with my husband Thorsten, our two sons, our rescue dog Patch and our rescue cat Filou.
1 – After I finished school, I went travelling to New Zealand on a container ship, and worked there as a farm hand on a sheep and cattle farm. This is where I decided to become a vet!
2 – I’m also a Tai Chi Instructor. I find it really helps me to unwind and relax, and my students?say the same. I teach weekly classes in Diggle and Milnsbridge. Why don’t you come and give it a go? Check out the Facebook Page.
3 – I’m really good at skiing and really bad at playing the piano (but I love both!)
Having the vet come to you is easy.
Call me on 07399 983 173 and we'll arrange a suitable time for an appointment.
I visit your home
I'll come directly to you for your appointment and provide any assessments or treatments.
We?ll arrange any follow up appointments as needed.
Katja's treatment of my 16 year old springer spaniels arthritis with acupuncture and subsequently electro-acupuncture has made a huge difference to her quality of life. A huge thank you to Katja whose care and treatment I would highly recommend
- Helen Peel
Superb relaxed service at home meant no stress, no scratches and no car journey and a cool cat. Absolutely outstanding, can't recommend Katja enough.
- Angela Traynor
I have searched for a mobile vet for years and I am so happy to have found such a fantastic one in Katja. A much calmer experience for me and my cats cannot recommend highly enough!
- Rachel Daly
I never thought a vet visit could be so easy! I used to worry about how I would get my cats to the vet and didn't like the idea of stressing them out. But when Katja comes to my home, my cats hardly notice they're being examined and go straight back to sleeping as if nothing had happened. When one of my cats needed a blood sample, Katja came together with her vet nurse Rachel, who was fantastic!
- N. Walton
Thank you Pets Relaxed. All puppies health checked and vaccinated without the added stress of leaving their home. A very calm experience for them. Can't recommend Katja Londa enough.
- Linda Hunt
Caring and kind, takes the time to listen to human and animal, observes pets in their home. Offers advice along with sensible advice on alternative healing treatments. Medicates when necessary. Fabulous veterinary lady x.
- Nichola Roberts
Cannot recommend pets relaxed enough. Sadly we had to end our beloved dogs life last week. Katja came to our home, as our usual vets didn't have a vet available. Our lovely dog went to sleep in his bed in the sunshine, which was one of his favourite places. Katja made a heartbreaking situation as lovely as it could possibly be. Today, I have come back to a lovely card together with some poppy seeds to scatter to remember him. Thank you x
- Sarah Gledhill
Thank you for your wonderful care when we had to lose Eddie - I thought you were remarkable - so gentle and kind with him, and then so patient and thoughtful with us...You pushed away as much of the trauma as you possibly could and I'll never forget that.. or you - thank you.
- Lisa Moore
Katja came and took blood from my two older Labradoodles, as well as our?ten Animal Assistance team dogs, to check immunity to the core diseases via VacciCheck. I haven't boostered my dogs for over 10 years as I prefer to take a more holistic approach and have opted for titres in the past. They all came back with immunity, including my old dogs, which proves that many vaccines can last for many years, if not a lifetime. I would always opt to titre test my dogs as opposed to unnecessary boosters.
- Alison Frost - Animal Assistance