Downgray has a background in animal welfare and as an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, and is also a member of both the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in feline medicine and the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners.
In her role Dowgray will oversee the veterinary publications department, which produces the ‘Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery’ to amplify its impact across the profession.
Her remit also includes Cat Friendly Clinic, Cat Care for Life and, as the veterinary spokesperson for ICatCare, she will work with the charity’s Cat Advocacy team to integrate veterinary considerations with cat wellbeing in ways that ensure a holistic approach to cat welfare.
She said: “I am very excited to be working for International Cat Care and leading ISFM. I have been attending ISFM conferences since 2006 and the opportunities that they have provided for vets in practice with an interest in feline medicine has had a large impact on shaping my personal career path.”
Claire Bessant, ICatCare’s CEO added: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity’s work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious.”