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 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, 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 although I have only been here a few months I am very settled am 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.

Claire
Animal Care Manager

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Qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 Animal Management
  • Diploma in Rodent Care
  • NVQ Level 1 and 2 in Horse Care and Management
  • Emergency First Aid

I have been working in the animal industry since the age of 13 where I started out helping at a cattery. I have followed my passion for animals by also working at a rescue centre and riding stables before arriving at Hydegate nearly 9 years ago.

My dream has always been to run a rescue centre for animals but found a home here at Hydegate since the day I began. I have progressed here from an Animal Care Assistant to Manager and have loved being a part of, and leading, such a fantastic team.

Amy 
Animal Care Supervisor

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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.

Verity 
Animal Care Supervisor

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Qualifications:

  • BSc Zoology
  • NVQ Level 2 Animal Care

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 studies 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 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 and I love spending my time with the animals that visit and making sure each and every one has the best possible stay.

I hope to progress further in the animal care industry and further my studies.

Rose 
Trainee Care Supervisor

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I am an animal enthusiast who has been working at Hydegate for nearly 2 years. After living abroad my whole life and indulging in animal care wherever I have been, I decided to undertake a career in animal care with Hydegate.

My experience includes working on a farm and horse yard in New Zealand, helping with such things as lambing and showing. In Brunei I attended many nature, animal, wildlife conservation and rehabilitation programmes and talks where I have learnt, hands on, about wildlife rescue and conservation.

During my 7 years in South East Asia I spent time rescuing, fostering and re-homing, cats and dogs from the street and various other situations. I also spent time rescuing small animals from illegal wildlife trade markets and bringing them to the wildlife conservation charities in the country.

This is what I want to continue doing with my career, rescuing and rehabilitating animals both big and small. I also like to paint animal portraits as this is another of my passions!

Naomi
Senior Animal Care Assistant

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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
Senior Animal Care Assistant

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Qualifications:

  • Level 3 Animal Care

 

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.

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 3 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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