Philip – I have been in the pet industry since leaving school many years ago. Firstly as the buyer for the largest wholesale distributor in the Pet trade and then working as a consultant to 2 Pet pharmaceutical companies. When we started PetShed 11 years ago, it was because I felt we could do a better job than most of the other stores around, especially the larger superstores. I believe we have, and can still improve on what we have achieved.
Victoria – I have owned various rabbits, cats, a dog and a horse over the years. I currently own two Bengal cats; a Ginger called Nala and a brown/grey called Fig. I have also adopted a Labrador Puppy from Cyprus. She’s a 18 month old golden lab called Bella and she definitely lives up to her name! My favourite animal is the Killer Whale.
Sarah – I have recently adopted 2 kittens; a tortoiseshell Luna and a long-haired tabby Willow. Having always been around the Pet Trade, I guess it was only a matter of time until it reeled me in. Over the years; we have kept cats and many rabbits. With one being a winter resident rabbit at LittleShed for a few years until we recently lost her.
Janet – (Written by Philip) Janet was a part time employee during our early years, but since going full time she is really enjoying all aspects of the store, and meeting the customers
David – I have owned two dogs & two cats have owned me. I would like a sloth and a giraffe.
Bobby – I have an 11 year old Border Collie called Tux. My favourite animal is the Penguin after hand rearing 4 chicks to sub-adults. I have also hand reared Wallabies, Mongoose, Conures, Mouse Birds, Meerkats and many more. I have successfully bred over 25 different species of Reptile.
Megan E – The youngest member of the family to join our team! Megan is currently studying for her GCSE’s so only works the odd day here and there. Megan is still deciding whether to be a Vet or a Doctor. Also the proud owner of Fig (See Mum Victoria’s notes…)
Alice – Currently studying BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management at Lackham College. Alice has owned a variety of pets; cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, an aquarium and currently Leo, a Royal Python.
Daisy – I have been working at PetShed since August 2016. I own one rabbit which i bought from PetShed when I started. I also have two cats. I have always been an animal lover but hope one day to travel and become a tattoo artist.
Lucy – Our In House Groomer – After growing up around an assortment of animals, I knew a career in the animal industry was definitely what I wanted to pursue. At home I have a Cairn Terrier cross called Vinnie who is 3 years old and obsessed with tennis balls! In 2009 after I finished school, I studied Animal Management at Lackham College which opened my eyes to all the career opportunities that were out there. Shortly after starting college, I found myself a weekend job in a pet shop. After 5 years of moving up roles, I then went onto working in a local vets as well as in an animal insurance company. In October 2016 I decided to take the leap and train to do something I have always been interested in; dog grooming. I attended an intense City & Guilds Level 3 course in Dog Grooming at GroomArts Dog Grooming Academy. After working in another busy salon, I am now pleased and excited to be apart of Absolutely Furbulous.
**work in progress**