Claire (C.J.)
Hydegate Manager

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Qualifications:

  • BHS AI Horse Riding Instructor
  • BHS Stage 3 Grooms’ Certificate
  • British Red Cross First Aid Certificate
  • C.R.B. cleared
  • NVQ Level 3 Management

I have worked with animals since I left school and gained my horse-riding instructors certificate at the age of 18. Over the years between getting married and bringing up my two children I have worked in a variety of industries, however my passion has always been with animals.

I have trained students and managed large livery yards and, more recently, have been a self-employed pet sitter, where I looked after dogs and cats as well as larger animals within the family home.

When I was offered the opportunity to work with the team at Hydegate I jumped at the chance and I am very settled and looking forward to the challenges and fun along the way. I hope to be here for a long time and continue to enjoy my passion and love for the animals here at Hydegate.

 

 

Verity 
Assistant Manager

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Qualifications:

  • BSc Zoology
  • NVQ Level 2 Animal Care
  • Dog first aid certificate
  • Canine Nutrition Diploma
  • Animal Psychology Diploma
  • Red Cross First Aid Certificate

I have always wanted to work with animals having grown up surrounded by pets and working as a dog sitter and walker during my time at school. Following my passion for animals I completed my A Levels and went to university to study Zoology.

During my time at university I studied modules such as Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Anatomy and Physiology, and Conservation. Since graduating in 2017 I have worked in animal care spending a year working at a college supervising students studying Animal Care and looking after a variety of animals including exotic animals, livestock and mammals.

I started at Hydegate in 2018, we have a great team here and I love spending my time with the animals that visit and making sure each and every one has the best possible stay. Since starting, I have completed a First Aid course and a Dog Emergency First Aid Course, as well as a few online diplomas. I hope to progress further in the animal care industry and further my studies.

Helen

Animal Care Supervisor

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Qualifications

  • Animal Management Level 3 at Hartpury College
  • Dog first aid certificate

I have worked in kennels for 14 years including a breeding and boarding kennel where I helped to raise puppies, groom show dogs and look after boarding residents. I own 5 cats and have rescued 2 dogs as well. I have worked at Hydegate since 2019 and love working with the team here.

 

Amy 
Assistant Animal Care Supervisor and Health & Safety officer

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Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Animal Management

I have studied animal management for 3 years at Hartpury College achieving a triple distinction (3 A*’s). While there I gained a variety of skills and experience working with a variety of animals including reptiles, farm animals, dogs and cats. During my course I studied a variety of modules including: vet nursing, zoology, working dogs, animal health, animal behaviour and nutrition, biology and anatomy and physiology.

I have worked at Hydegate for 5 years and love working with all the fantastic people and animals. As a child my family would bring our dogs to Hydegate and I was always amazed at the level of quality and care provided by them.

I would love to develop my skills and experience further with my ultimate goal to work in the RAF as a police dog handler.

 

Naomi

Assistant Animal Care Supervisor

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Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Animal Management

I started here at Hydegate on a work experience placement during my time in secondary school. I enjoyed my time at Hydegate so much I applied for a part-time position whilst studying for a diploma in Animal Management.

In the future I would like to further my career in the animal industry and gain more experience and knowledge.

Krissy
Animal Care Assistant

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Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Animal Care

I have worked at Hydegate since December 2018 and I love interacting with the animals as much as possible. I have previously worked with lots of exotic animals and have enjoyed the change to work with dogs!

Emily
Animal Care Assistant

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Qualifications:

  • Pre-veterinary Course

I have owned and loved animals all my life, however, it was an animal encyclopaedia I received for my fourth Christmas that sparked my ambition to become a vet.

I am currently taking a gap year and working at Hydegate allows me to gain invaluable experience for my future career while doing something I truly love.

At college, alongside my A Levels, I completed a pre-veterinary course. This was a year of experience working with livestock, equine, and exotic animals as well as completing assignments on important topics, such as animal husbandry and health.

I love working at Hydegate and meeting all the different characters that come through the front door on a daily basis.

Charlotte

Animal Care Assistant

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  • Level 2 and 3 Animal Management

I studied Animal Management at Hartpury College and since then have always known I wanted to work with animals. I started working here at Hydegate at the beginning of 2019, and love working with all the dogs.

I am really interested in conservation, and would love to go into that in the future, so working here helps me to get valuable experience in the industry.

In my spare time, I enjoy going to the gym and loving my rabbit, Deli.

 

Emily

Animal Care Assistant

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Since finishing school I have worked in kennels previously, and since then as a Veterinary Assistant. This included caring for all types of animals, administering medication, feeding and cleaning them. I started at Hydegate in August 2019.

I have a keen interest in animal welfare, and would like to get more experience in the industry.

Neave

Animal Care Assistant

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I have always wanted to work with animals, and for the last year I have volunteered at a rescue kennels and cattery. I started at Hydegate in September 2019 and love meeting all the animals that visit us.

Michelle

Animal Care Assistant and part time Receptionist

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I have always been bought up with dogs for all of my life. It was a split decision when I was younger on whether to work with animals or children, and I chose to pursue a career working with children. Over the years I have been a nanny, a childminder, and a HLTA. After getting married and raising my own children I decided I would like a change in career, and started here at Hydegate in September. I also have my own Jack Russell called Domino!

Rachel

Animal Care Assistant

 

Hannah
Dog Groomer

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Qualifications:

  • HND Business and Management Animal Care
  • Advanced National Certificate in Animal Care
  • National Certificate in Animal Care

I am a self-employed dog groomer who has been involved with Hydegate for the past 12 years. Following on from studying at Lackham College I came to Hydegate to train as a dog groomer and held the position of Assistant Manager before leaving to start my family and build my own business.

I am available for booking 4 days a week at Hydegate. Please contact: contact@hydegatepetresort.co.uk or call: 01453 860557 for more information and to book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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