ForeverMissed
Carol was a much adored mum, granny, vet and wife who filled so many people’s life with love, fun and wisdom. She was a ray of sunshine whose 77 years were cut short by cancer. She was a north london legend whose ability to connect with people and make a difference to their lives was remarkable.  We will miss her energy, her friendship and her hugs.  We will remember her forever and would welcome people to share their memories. 
Posted by mary harvey on April 18, 2021
It must be nearly 30 years since I took my first cat, Snuggles, to see Mrs Hill.  Her common sense and kindness struck me then and my respect continued to grow over the years.  I am filled with sadness when I think about her passing - such a terrible loss for her family and the community.   My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, practice staff and all that knew and loved her.  Rest in Peace.
Posted by Jackie Robarts on April 15, 2021
It’s very very sad to think of being without Mrs Hill - Carol - I feel so lucky to have known her for over 30 years. Such a wonderfully kind person, with an extraordinary generous energy about her, an incredible vet who understood animals and humans alike. I always remember how she cared for my cat Dougal, as well as all the others over the years. She somehow remembered them all - she would notice tiny details, characteristics or markings, and picked up on any problems lurking, as well as celebrating the good, healthy times. Like Mr and Mrs Hill, I went to Glasgow Uni and stayed at the Vet school residence, so we used to reminisce about the good times there. I shall miss her very much, and it’s clear how many people she has touched very deeply in so many ways. My heartfelt sympathies to Mr Hill and all the family and close friends, and all at Hills Practice, especially dear Anita. RIP Carol - you’ll always be in our hearts.
Posted by Sarah Rosewarne on April 15, 2021
Having 5 cats made us Frequent Flyers at Hill’s. Carol treated each one as an individual and was very good with people too, providing expert reassurance and advice with humour and humility. She was a charismatic clinician and a thoroughly good egg. We will all miss her very much and send love to her large family and circle of friends.
Posted by Leo Hill on April 14, 2021
Granny is easily the best person I will ever know. The world will never be the same without her loving, protective aura that would take me in at every school pickup and Monday afternoon. Her fabled granny sausages were always ready by the table and were scoffed like lightning. She was an amazing vet and understood animal’s needs like no one else, and kept doing her good work until the day she died. Her tolerance levels were truly incredible, and in my 12 years on this planet I have never seen her truly angry. Her confident, no nonsense attitude always made me feel stronger. She would always make me feel wanted and loved in a way no one else quite could. Granny is the light that brightened up my world, and it will always be darker without her. But the immeasurable amount of good memories she has left behind will always be there to lighten up my darkest hours.
Posted by Sallie PG on April 14, 2021
We have had the privilege and pleasure of knowing Carol Hill for almost 40 years and just cannot comprehend life without her. Such an incredible woman and a true legend - always ready and willing to go above and beyond the call of duty with professionalism, care, kindness, humour and a true sense of empathy. The world is most definitely a poorer place without dear Carol, but we are the richer for having known and loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and staff at Hills as they come to terms with their loss.
Posted by Christina Stoakes on April 14, 2021
What can I say about the inimitable Carol. She was the mother and person we all hope to be. She really was the best of us and it is horribly unfair that she should be taken from her beautiful family and the world too early. As one of Fiona’s school friends, she was my Muswell Hill mum. Friday nights at Grove Ave were the memorable night of the week. All crammed into the kitchen - sometimes there were a few of us, sometimes a great many. Carol was never fazed. She would just pop a glass of wine into our hands and we would all chatter the night away... her little TV on in the background. She was graceful, generous and warm. She always seemed to know what to say. We all felt safe with her. And later when I went on to have children I would visit with Fiona and her kids and we were all always made to feel part of the family. Her door was always open (literally - we walked in through the unlocked back door) which just sums her up. Carol - you will be greatly missed but the imprint you leave on your corner of the world is immense. Xxx
Posted by Kai Smith on April 14, 2021
Mrs Hill was always so warm, welcoming and compassionate; her never ending love for the animals was so apparent. Reading of her passing is incredibly sad news and I do hope her lovely family can take some comfort in reading these heartfelt messages. She has left an incredible legacy
Posted by Lynda Powell on April 13, 2021
So saddened by this terrible news. What a caring and compassionate person in handling all my pets over the years. My thoughts and love go out to all her family and colleagues. God bless. Lynda X
Posted by Christine Fox on April 13, 2021
Dear Mrs Hill, how sorry we were to hear of your death. You were a wonderful and kind person and an amazing vet. We and our various cats were enormously fortunate to have discovered you twenty years ago. We will miss you terribly. Rest peacefully in that good night.
Christine and David
Posted by Sally Ann Law on April 13, 2021
I was so sad when I heard Mrs Hill, Carol, was sick and dreaded hearing the news that I'd never see her again ever since then. She was an absolutely super person and of course a fantastic vet. A person I'll never forget for sure. I send all my love to all her family, friends and colleagues who I know must miss her so much. x
Posted by John Begg on April 13, 2021
Devastating news; words alone are not enough to express my sadness. Mrs Hill was always so welcoming and genuinely pleased to see us and our dogs. Her warmth, humour, and professionalism has been instilled throughout the practice. That is quite a legacy.
Posted by Pamela Willsher on April 13, 2021
Mrs. Hill has been my vet since 1982 and has looked after all my animals when they were sick with enormous care and compassion. She has always been the nicest and most humane vet and human being. I am extremely saddened by her passing and would like to send my deepest sympathy to her family.
I will greatly miss her.
Posted by Ozlem Yusuf on April 13, 2021
Dear Carol Hills
We will miss you so deeply, im so sad to hear we have lost you, me and chilli will miss you so dearly. The Practice has lost a legend ,such a warm hearted , funny, Devoted to helping animals all these years I’ve known you carol I haven’t seen any other like you . You looked after all our pets for 35 years, always gone out of your way to make my little chilli comfortable because she’s such a Timid , Anxious , scared dog , always thinking of bests ways to keep her calm because of her heart issues.
Your Truly one of the best and will be missed so dearly by the Yusuf family. My Deepest condolences to your family and team at Hills Veterinary your truly a Legend and a one-off person which I for one will never forget everything you’ve done for our pets and family, Comforting us when we lost Binu from car accident and Milas in his Cancer battle. We will never forget you so upset .
Posted by Geoffrey Mills on April 13, 2021
This is terribly sad news and we send our heartfelt sympathy to everyone at the Practice and to all Carol's family.
We first met Carol in a totally non veterinary context but once the connection was made our dogs were never going to be cared for by anyone else, that's Ben (a rescue), Lois a retired Guide Dog with epilepsy and Debbie ( a Guide Dog retired 'for lack of motivation '- that made Carol laugh-)
Carol was a wonderful vet, wise and caring and a lovely person.Anne and I will miss her terribly.
Posted by Susan Davis on April 12, 2021
Jess and I were just talking about Carol this morning because we had not seen her for awhile. Our 6 dogs and 2 cats have all had wonderful care for these past 30 years from her and we are devastated by this sad news. She will be missed and remembered for all the kindness, knowledge, humour and understanding she gave us when we saw her in the good and difficult times. Thank you Carol.
Posted by Holly Soper-Doyle on April 12, 2021
To Carol's family, the Hills team and all her friends. I was heartbroken to hear the news regarding the loss of such an incredible lady. As so many have written before she was the most wonderful straight talking vet, who cared so deeply for all she met. Its an honour to have had you treat our dog and I hope you get to enjoy watching the legacy you have left behind.

Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Holly Soper
Posted by Dorothy Irving on April 12, 2021
So very sad to hear about Carol. She was truly a one-off and will be sorely missed, both professionally and personally. Over 35 years she looked after 5 of our cats and once, memorably, a goldfish. She was generous with her time, advice and help, and good humoured even when a grumpy Horrid tried to slash her. Our love and thoughts are with her family and colleagues. With love from The (Bad) Cat and his predecessors
Posted by jen hunt on April 12, 2021
A fount of knowledge, a common sense approach, a sense of humour, sensitivity and empathy and an obvious love of animals - what more could anyone ask for in a vet?
After thirty years of encountering her reassuring presence on entering the practice we feel such a loss.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this very sad time.
Posted by Monica Bloxam on April 12, 2021
Couldn’t have wished for a kinder person to look after our many rescue dogs. The best diagnostician, gentle, understanding , no nonsense. We shall really miss you.
Posted by Animal Aid and Advice on April 12, 2021
Carole Hill has been our charity’s vet for many years. She was a no nonsense vet who always told you how things were. Sometimes just a shake of the head and a gentle no, we knew what she meant, as we said goodbye to some poor cat with no hope.
She was sensitive to people’s feelings, to know when to be serious, but also with a wicked twinkle in her eye and a great sense of humour. Carole called us in once and instead of our name she called out the cats’s name knowing that it would raise a laugh with other waiting clients and with her cheeky grin on her face, called out ‘Fat Chops’. Smiles all round.
We would often hear her laughing with a client, she loved her work, she loved the people and the people loved her. 
We are sure that her sense of fun and the laughter at the surgery will echo around the walls for some time to come.
Her kindness, compassion and her humour, will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Our condolences to her family, from all at Animal Aid & Advice

Posted by Victoria Casey Fierro on April 12, 2021
We are very sad to hear Mrs Hill has died. She was an incredible vet and a human being. We always felt totally reassured by her in every way. She was an instinctive vet that felt what each animal needed. She was truly special.
Our thoughts and love are with her family and colleagues.
Posted by kay grant on April 12, 2021
This is such sad news. Mrs Hill was a wonderful Vet and a lovely, lovely person. when I introduced myself to her as a neurotic cat owner she replied "Good, we love cats here". There was absolutely thing wrong with the cat I had taken to the surgery, Mrs Hill didnt make me feel stupid but understood my love for my for my pet. I am sure she made everyone feel this way and this is why she was unique and will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with her family and friends. You will not be forgotten Mrs Hill
Posted by Jennifer Robinson on April 11, 2021
Thank you for your dedication
Rest in peace
Xxx
Posted by Katherine Smith on April 11, 2021
Dear dear Mrs. Hill,
I didn't know you as long as so many have but you still made such an impact. I met you just over 13 years ago with a 7 week old black lab, Storm, and was heavily pregnant at the time. I was immediately reassured by your professional and no-nonsense approach. You were definitely my sort of woman! Over the past 13 years you and your team looked after and cared for Storm. We couldn't fault any of you.
Unfortunately Storm was really struggling and I called to say I think it was time to let her go. I was told one of the vets would call me back to discuss. I really didn't want to bring her in to the vets and leave her there. You called me back. It seemed so right that it was you as you were the first vet to see her. 
I started rambling about my reasons for the decision and you kindly interrupted with a 'It's time'. You made it so much easier for me. You also arranged for a team to come to our house and put her to sleep in our garden. You even drove them here. I remember waving to you at the car when they took her away. Your face said everything I needed to hear. And that was just 23 days ago. Thank you , thank you, thank you. It will never be enough and now I will never be able to pass on those sentiments in person. 
Posted by Sue Painter on April 11, 2021
I have known Carol Hills for a quite a few years now as our vet and over the years she has treated numerous family pets and became part of our family safety net. She was always there at times of special need or difficulty and would sort things out for our pets, making us all feel safe, Carol had a special intuition with the animals she cared for, solving their issues in the kindest and most compassionate way. I often bumped into her at Coldfall Wood, she would be standing alone, knowingly waiting for her family's little dog to eventually come back, which it always did! We would discuss living with dogs and good safe places to walk.
This family of humans and pets will really miss her. The Scully family with Cloud and Ollie. ( Lily, Spud, Sky, Jenny, Charlie, Archie, Micha, Precious, Kylie, and Molly whose lives were all the better for Carol Hills. 
Posted by Gillian Sloam on April 10, 2021
My dear friend Carol,
I can’t believe you are no longer amongst us and your beloved family.
You phoned just three weeks ago for a usual hours chat saying how much better you felt and were thinking of going back to work shortly.
We’ve known each other for forty years since meeting at the school gates and shared so many happy times together from children playing together, hospital visits with the boys, rugby tours, chess, yoga and coming over afterwards to ours for one of Brian’s delicious curries.
We celebrated our children’s weddings together.
We even played tennis doubles badly....... roaring with laughter.
Not many people know this. Just as well.
And as for Tony’s legendary Sunday roast barbecue...... with constant open house.
Your qualities as a friend and as a Human Being are too many to mention.
It’s taken me some time to be able to write this as I see your wicked smile, raised eyebrows and laughter.
So many treasured shared times.
Now out of pain. But always in our hearts.
Posted by Anna Beber on April 10, 2021
Dear Mrs Hill,
I met you as a work experience student at when I was just 14. You very kindly welcomed me into your consult room. I had wanted to be a vet from age of 4 and you changed my life by giving me the opportunity to see practice with you. Now over 20 years later I am a vet and still think of things I learnt from you. From your life experience you passed on many pieces of wisdom that cannot be learnt at university or from a textbook. To be a vet like you with your knowledge, clinical expertise and above all kindness was my aim then and still is.
Thank you for everything
Anna
Posted by Sue Roach on April 10, 2021
Dear Mrs Hill,

I'm sorry, I always behaved badly when I came to see you, but I'm enormously grateful for all you did for me, with my poorly eyes, etc. My mum (Sue Roach/Freeman) wanted you to live longer than she did so that she could bring all of us to you. You've been an important part of our family's life and well-being for over 30 years. Thank you for everything.

Rest in peace. Biffa and all my predecessors.
Posted by Dee Cullen on April 9, 2021
Very sad to hear of the passing of Carol
Hill what a wonderful vet she was. She was great with us and our various cats over the years and she completely understood that bond we have with them. Sincerest condolences to her family and colleague; such a big loss. Her legacy is great.
Posted by Joan Walker on April 9, 2021
We are so sad to hear of the passing of Carol Hill. The best vet ever. She totally understood our cats and our concerns and always went the extra mile to give the best treatment. Her care for animals and their humans was extraordinary. Our condolences to her family and loved ones.
Posted by Trilby Lacey on April 8, 2021
I have such fond and treasured memories of Carol and ‘the Hills’ from a happy childhood in Muswell Hill: our families spent many fun hours/ days/ weekends together at school activities, rugby, chess, down at the ‘Rec, swimming, ice-skating and just hanging out at each other’s houses... Such a lovely, welcoming, fun and positive person, Carol was always at the heart of everything with a fantastic smile and a tray of meringues or fairy cakes! Sending much love to Tony and the family. Trilby xxx
Posted by Susan Downer on April 8, 2021
So sad to hear the news of Mrs Hill we have truly lost a legend. She helped keep my Springer Spaniel Lara going for about 4 years with diabetes. She taught me so much about a diabetic dog. When Lara was going blind she said that won’t be a problem she not going to read any books to which we both laughed. I would phone Mrs Hill if Lara wasn’t well give her the reading and she would tell me what to adjust the insulin too or not to give her the insulin. When Lara had to go to sleep we sat on the floor with her i cried but we sat their with her for about a hour & talked and laughed about Lara . Mrs Hill was so understanding & compassionate . Condolences to all Mrs Hills family and Colleagues at the practice. R.I.P Mrs Hill
Posted by Judy Wheeler on April 8, 2021
I don't really know how to start..what to say..Carol came into my life when I was 16 years old. I am 67 now so that's along time..a lot of memories. Through all that long time Carol was with me.She was the first person outside of family that I told I was pregnant..I was 20years old..unmarried..and a bit of a "black sheep ..it was 1973..so..she was the ONLY person..first word she said..CONGRATULATIONS!!..The first present my baby got was a fluffy chick for her pram..from Auntie Carol. and immediately my baby..my Claire became a Hill.How blessed and privileged were were..(I still have the chick)..Carol was Claire's godmother.."fairy God mother "as my dad called her..and Claire still calls her..And that's the thing..Carol crossed boundaries with my dad..not an easy man in a lot of ways..but when my mum died suddenly..at 57..me 24 ...claire 3..Carol took my dad into her special aura of love..and of course softened and soothed his soul..too too much to say..convey..When MY baby had Her baby..precious Luke.
Carol was His Auntie Carol..one of the Hills
All I know is that it is far far too huge for me to process that this bright strong constant force of love and strength has left us.Sarah..Peter..Fiona..I've known you all your lives..and I can't imagine what pain you are all feeling..I love you all so so much..thank you for sharing your mum with me and MY babies
Posted by Claire Mcintyre on April 8, 2021
A truly wonderful kind lady so caring towards us owners and so understanding of the importance of the animals she cared for to us. She was always so gentle with our cats and somehow they always knew they were in the right hands. Will always be grateful to Mrs Hill and all at Hills vets for being there at some of the scariest and saddest times of our lives. Sending love and condolences to all her family and those who knew and loved her. xxxxx
Posted by Louise Kennedy on April 8, 2021
Carol, was a regular at the Saturday Gospel Oak yoga class. She was a dedicated practitioner and brought warmth, steadiness and a lightness of spirit to the classes. She will be much missed.
Posted by Vince Cook on April 8, 2021
Carol Hill was a shining light.


Our little Boston Terrier Roxy was diagnosed with a brain disease that devastated the whole family, Carol was there to guide and support us through this extremely difficult time even out of hours Carol would call us to offer advice and check on our little Roxy’s wellbeing.


Carol was warm and showed empathy, a very sincere person and it clearly showed that for her it was more than just a job, we will never forget Carol and know that she will be sorely missed by all.


Where ever you may be, your light will be shinning very bright.

 
We thank you so much for all you done for us.


Marie & Vince Cook

Posted by Roger Newell on April 8, 2021
Carol and Tony became our neighbour at 98 Blake Road back in 1970 or 1971 (I cannot remember which) when I was a teenager. Carol very quickly became my mother's best friend for the rest of Mum's life. My mother Joan was welcomed so generously into being a big part of Carol's extended Hill family. When our old cat became ill and eventually died in 1977 I know Carol went out of her way to help as a friend as well as a vet and found us two new cats Bella and Donna. After Carol and the Hill family moved to Grove Avenue she came round to see Mum at least once a week for so many years. Carol was so easy to talk to and gave you such good advice almost without realising that was what she was doing. Mum and Carol made so many trips to their shared passions of cinema, theatre and being involved with children and younger people. Carol's ability to relate to all age ranges was truly exceptional. When Mum became ill with Alzheimers and I gave up work to look after Mum, Carol was a fount of advice and wisdom in helping me look after Mum. I looked forward very much to the weekly phone calls over so many years. She was incredible in giving me a break once a week to allow me to go to football (Spurs) and call in on Mum as well as being Granny to her many grandchildren. Frankly I do not know how she managed to multi task so successfully. Carol's cakes and as a host for roast dinners at Christmas time were unparalleled. . Carol was a fantastic neighbour, vet and friend to me and Mum as indeed are all the Hill family. I have found it very difficult to put into words what I feel about Carol. So I will just finish by saying I cherished every moment of my time with Carol and am sure her family will carry on her fantastic legacy.
Posted by Sue Goddard on April 8, 2021
I was so sad to hear the news about Mrs Hill. We have used Hill's veterinary surgery in Crouch End for all our dogs. Our memories are mainly around when it was time for our dogs to cross over that Rainbow Bridge. Rather than make our dogs scared by coming into the surgery, Mrs Hill showed great empathy and compassion and would deliver that final injection with our dogs in the boot of our car. Helped keep them calm. Helped us keep our grief private. Such a lovely and kind lady. Such a huge loss. Sending our deepest condolences to Mrs Hill's family. Love from The Goddard Family.
Posted by Tracy Griffiths on April 8, 2021
It's taken me 3 days to write on here and i still don't know what to say.
Carol was the most wonderful woman.
A fantastic vet and boss.  I felt so very lucky to have worked for her.

I can't imagine the loss that you must all be feeling. 
She was the kind mum that i could only of dreamed of having.
Sleep well Carol, the world is a poorer place without you in it. 
Posted by Nicky Thompson on April 7, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Carol and the team she built diagnosed my cat and cared for him for many years to the end of his life. This was many years ago now but I still think of her fondly and I’m very grateful for her service to me, my cat and to her community. It is clear she was very well loved and respected not just by me but by everyone around her. I send my love to her colleagues, friends and family x
Posted by Chris Hughes on April 7, 2021
Sadly missed. Fondly remembered. A life well lived, indeed! R.I.P
Posted by Heather Boardman on April 7, 2021
I joined Hill’s Practice in 1990 and always tried to book in with Carol (Mrs) Hill. She looked after my three cats and more recently my dog, Bella. Her warmth, kindness and generosity of heart and mind was so special. She was so much a part of what makes living here so wonderful.  I returned to Crouch End after a period of absence a few years ago and in my first conversation with her told her she was a legend!
RIP dear, dear Mrs Hill.
You will be sorely missed.
Posted by Julie Cummings on April 7, 2021
A wonderful lady
So kind and caring.
Every time I had a reason to visit her with my pets I was put at ease. My current Westie really loved her and would refuse to leave her surgery without a ‘Thrive’ treat.
Carol was the BEST VET IN THE WORLD.
I will miss her warm welcome.
God bless , rest in peace you beautiful lady xx
Posted by Judy Manson on April 7, 2021
I have a vivid memories of Mrs Hill on the floor talking to Buddy our dog persuading him to let her look down his ears. She saw him almost every week for about a year and he loved her, always coming in with his tail wagging. She was a wonderful vet and her kindness and compassion shone through. We will miss her so much
Judy Tony and Buddy
Posted by Rachel Platz on April 7, 2021
Carol Hill came highly recommended over 30 years ago from my Aunty Flo She used to travel on the bus from Tufnell Park with her cats.
Carol Hill made you feel so welcome and gave such great care, sound advise and listened. She made heart wrenching decisions bearable with her kindness.
She was also the only vet who won over a very difficult Manchester terrier.
I thank you and feel it was a privilege to have known you.
I send my condolences to your family. We will really miss you.
Love Rachel and Phil
Dogs Leo and Alfie
Posted by The Sly's on April 7, 2021
We moved to this area 33 years ago and signed up at Hill's vet practice. Over the years Carol has helped and advised us in the most sensitive of moments. Carol was an amazing, caring and compassionate woman and vet. Her passing is an enormous loss to not only us pet owners but to the community as a whole. Thank you Carol for everything, we will miss you so very much.
With love from the Sly family
(and a special thank you from Smartie, Humbug, Rolo, Buttons, Liquorice, Bandit, Rocky, Skittles, Jaffa and Echo)
Posted by Rosemary Cook on April 7, 2021
Carol was a compassionate vet for both the animals she treated and their owners. Will be sadly missed. Condolences to her family.
Posted by Claire Lehain on April 7, 2021
I first met Carol with our wedding present kittens 35 years ago. Since then, she has knowledgeably and sympathetically treated all our cats and dogs with her usual common sense often administered from floor level. So sorry for you Fiona, family, Anita and Hill's.
Posted by Mick Farrant on April 7, 2021
So sad - Mrs Hill looked after our cats, one for almost 23 years. She and her practice were second to none and a legend of vet practice in our neighborhood. She will be sadly missed
Posted by Laurie Vanian on April 7, 2021
I was absolutely devastated to hear that Mrs. Hill has passed. My heart goes out to Mr Hill, Fiona, Anita and everyone at Hill’s. I’ve been bringing my cats to Mrs. Hill for almost 35 years. She managed to keep them all going to grand old ages despite many illnesses. I always thought of her as a 'hands-on country vet' who gently cared for animals and humans alike. She always had time to answer any questions despite having a waiting room full of clients. I had to return to the USA for three years with my gang of cats in tow. One of the people I missed the most was Mrs. Hill! I could not find another vet like her. She was a very special person and will be sorely missed.
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Posted by mary harvey on April 18, 2021
It must be nearly 30 years since I took my first cat, Snuggles, to see Mrs Hill.  Her common sense and kindness struck me then and my respect continued to grow over the years.  I am filled with sadness when I think about her passing - such a terrible loss for her family and the community.   My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, practice staff and all that knew and loved her.  Rest in Peace.
Posted by Jackie Robarts on April 15, 2021
It’s very very sad to think of being without Mrs Hill - Carol - I feel so lucky to have known her for over 30 years. Such a wonderfully kind person, with an extraordinary generous energy about her, an incredible vet who understood animals and humans alike. I always remember how she cared for my cat Dougal, as well as all the others over the years. She somehow remembered them all - she would notice tiny details, characteristics or markings, and picked up on any problems lurking, as well as celebrating the good, healthy times. Like Mr and Mrs Hill, I went to Glasgow Uni and stayed at the Vet school residence, so we used to reminisce about the good times there. I shall miss her very much, and it’s clear how many people she has touched very deeply in so many ways. My heartfelt sympathies to Mr Hill and all the family and close friends, and all at Hills Practice, especially dear Anita. RIP Carol - you’ll always be in our hearts.
Posted by Sarah Rosewarne on April 15, 2021
Having 5 cats made us Frequent Flyers at Hill’s. Carol treated each one as an individual and was very good with people too, providing expert reassurance and advice with humour and humility. She was a charismatic clinician and a thoroughly good egg. We will all miss her very much and send love to her large family and circle of friends.
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Shared by Della Chivers on April 18, 2021
In 2004 just before Easter weekend the stray cat Tinkerbell I had been looking after had 4 beautiful kittens in my flat.

My life changed.

I was told by a friend that Hills Vets was the best place to take care of my cats. On my visit to Hills Vets I met the amazing Carols Hills and her beautiful daughter Fiona, also a fantastic vet. I thank God every day for the wonderful care and love given to my cats and me. So our Carol ‘Dolittle’ was an angel put on earth to help every animal who went to Hills or crossed her path and needed help. My last year has been one of praying for spiritual healing every day and texting Carol to keep in touch so Carol knew how much she was loved. I am only one of many who will always hold a special place in their heart for her.

Love for ever
Soo Tebbutt 

An exceptional vet and a lovely person

Shared by Peter Moore on April 12, 2021
Carol Hill, always Mrs Hill to me, as a sign of respect. She was our rock in a sea of innocence, always knowing she was someone reliable to cling to in the uncertain moments of our pet’s health. We will miss her dearly comforted only in the knowledge that her daughter Fiona will carry to torch of excellence exemplified by Hill’s Veterinary Practice.

The one and only Mrs Hill

Shared by Ruth Seglow on April 12, 2021
I had cats before we came to live in North London 33 years ago, but the only vet I remember is Mrs Hill. She was the kindest, gentlest, most sensitive cat lover and vet ever. It feels beyond belief to have to think I and my cats will never see her again. The last time I saw her was in July this year when she needed to put my beloved little grey cat, Indie, to sleep. Without a moment's hesitation, in the middle of the pandemic, she agreed to come and do this in my garden, because I said I couldn't bear to bring Indie to the surgery. And she did it in the most tender, gentle and loving way possible. Then, when she came out of hospital and had to relearn to walk, she phoned me out of the blue, and to my delight, ostensibly to talk about my cat's arthritis. She gave me sensible advice about my new half-Bengal kittens too and arranged for me to check in with her over the phone the following week. "Oh my god!" were her first words when she heard my kittens were half-Bengal! "Why?", I innocently enquired and she tactfully explained that they were very demanding of human attention. I've often thought since of those words of hers, and how very right she was! I shall miss her more than I can ever express.
My heart goes out to her family- it's lovely to see all the photos of her with them here- and to all the staff at her practice, whom I felt were her second family. She leaves a huge hole. Thank you, Mrs Hill, for everything- for all your care over so many years, and for the legacy you have left.