Raisin is a Sphynx cat who came into the world in Gainesville, Florida. She was born with congenital eye issues. Due to this condition, the breeder gave her up to a local rescue group. She came to them with a very nasty eye ulcer, so bad that they anticipated removal of the eye. A Vet student who volunteered with the group fostered her through this process, her eye required aggressive treatment and was treated at AVS-Affiliated Veterinary Specialists Animal Hospital in Gainesville. Because of the vet students' dedication she was able to keep her eye with minimal scarring! Her other eye also has a condition called persistent pupillary membranes and her congenital issue may predispose her to more ulcers in the future... she was later brought to the University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine to be spayed, but with all this being said Raisin is now living a good life in Sarasota, Florida with her new Family. Her Mommy is a Vet Tech at the Animal Medical Clinic of Gulf Gate in Sarasota and Raisin comes to "work" everyday at the Clinic and loves to meet clients and patients. She has become their Clinic Nurse and people love to come and meet her, and Raisin loves to meet their pets and reassure them.
When I'm your nurse I will be with you throughout your visit. If you need a procedure I will be there snuggled beside you until you wake up. You are in good paws with me.
I'm a Sphynx, a breed of cat known for its lack of a coat (fur). We were developed through selective breeding starting in the 1960s. My skin has the texture of chamois, as it has fine hairs. Some of us may be completely hairless. Whiskers may be present, either whole or broken, or may be totally absent. We also have a narrow, long head and webbed feet. Our skin is the color that our fur would be and we have all the usual cat markings (solid, point, van, tabby, tortie etc.) Because we have no coats, we lose more body heat than coated cats. This makes us warm to the touch as well as heat-seeking and especially cuddly on cold nights