I have been lucky enough to work with animals since I was 12 years-old, starting at a rescue kennel on the weekends then working in the zoo industry for around 12 years before moving into education. My specialist area of expertise is reptiles, amphibians and insects, however I have also worked with primates, wolves and other canines and horses. My training has taken me as far as Australia and America!
I am also an ambassador for ABWAK (Association for British Wild Animal Keepers) and in my free time, I volunteer with the reptile and amphibian surveyors from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust to help with surveys of the local area. I’m love learning about animal behaviour and training and believe in enrichment for all species!
Over the years I have kept a very wide range of pets from bearded dragons and royal pythons to sailfin lizards and giant African bullfrogs to orb weaving spiders and praying mantis. I also have a dog and he means the world to me. Having that happy smiling face when you come through the door or get up in the morning is amazing.