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.
Tammy – I joined PetShed in March 2018. Before that I was as Dog Groomer and have 9 years experience.
As a Dog Groomer, I am able to cut to Breed Standard, Handstrip and groom cats. My favourite dog to groom has to be the scruffy terriers.
I am also licensed to sell you Flea Treatments for your cats and dogs.
At home I am a Mum to twin girls and a rescue ginger tabby called Louie.
I also completed my BSC(Hons) in Animal Management & Science at the RAU in Cirencester.
Tammy works in store at PetShed as well as a groomer at Absolutely Furbulous!
Nikki – Our new Absolutely Furbulous Manager – Nikki has been in the Pet Care Industry for over 7 years. She started as an apprentice for a Boarding Kennels. With this she fell in love with everything involved from cleaning out pens to administering medication. With her apprenticeship she was able to learn the basics in dog grooming and THRIVED!
She then got a job in a busy salon that gave her the knowledge and training to develop her passion for grooming, and has never looked back.
Nikki is fully qualified to City & Guilds Level 3 Dog Grooming and has also trained in handstripping, Pet First Aid, Animal Behaviour and Training. She has been grooming for 6 years.
Nikki has been lucky enough to have grown up around all animals big and small and experience some wonderful things which made her career choice very easy. She does believe it’s in her blood and can’t see a future without it involving animals.
**work in progress**