Meet the team

Legend: Paws represent which departments the team member works within.

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Centre Management

Jack

Centre Director

Jack is a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, registered with the Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT). Jack will perform treatments on small and large animals to improve mobility and performance, he also has an interest in post-operative rehabilitation, suitable for companion and high-level athletes.

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Tom

Centre Director

Tom has spent time in many areas of the business before successfully developing and now managing our Individual Pet Cremation service.

Tom has a huge passion for rescue dogs and has lots of behavioural knowledge, he has fostered and adopted many rescues from the kennels already and is especially a huge fan or Lurchers!

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Laura Linnell

Laura

Doggie Day Care

Laura manages the Doggie Day Care Service as well as been the accounts manager for the Centre.

Laura has a passion for gun dogs, she trained the family’s working Labrador as a teenager and has subsequently gone on to train and work her 4 Working Cocker Spaniels.

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Amy

Admin Manager

Amy is our Administration Manager at the Centre and can often be found helping in the rescue office or with the cremation team. Amy also spends time assisting Laura with accounts.

At home Amy has three English Springer Spaniels, all rescues with her latest addition having been adopted from the Centre in the summer of 2019.

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Amanda

Centre manager

Amanda overseas the day to day running of the Centre and looks after the staff from all departments.

 

Amanda love of dogs doesn’t just stop at work and spends most of her free time out exploring with her West highland Terrier and little rescue Yorkiepoo who she adopted from here in 2015 after hand rearing him after he had a very poorly start in life.

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Veterinary Team

Sarah

Veterinarian

Sarah is originally from Manchester, she qualified at Bristol University in 2007. Over the years she has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge in the veterinary field.

Sarah’s working days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and every other Saturday morning.

Sarah has a real passion for rescue animals and an interest in dog behaviour.

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Nicola

Veterinarian

Nicola qualified from Bristol University in 1986 with over 30 years of experience in the veterinary field there isn’t much Nicola hasn’t seen.

Nicola will be at the clinic on Wednesdays and every other Saturday morning.

Tom has a huge passion for rescue dogs and has lots of behavioural knowledge, he has fostered and adopted many rescues from the kennels already and is especially a huge fan or Lurchers!

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Skye

VEt nurse

Skye our student Veterinary Nurse is always on hand to offer a warm welcome and loves all animals great and small. 

Skye has a huge passion for cats and will often be found in her spare time assisting the socialising with the onsite rescue cats.

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Alisha

Vet Nurse

Starting as a veterinary care assistant in the autumn on 2018 Alisha has now progressed onto beginning her Veterinary nursing qualifications. 

Alisha is often the kind lady who will book you in for your appointments.

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Pet Physiotherapies

Jack

Veterinary Physiotherapist

Jack is a qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist, registered with the Association of Animal Therapists (IAAT). Jack will perform treatments on small and large animals to improve mobility and performance, he also has an interest in post-operative rehabilitation, suitable for companion and high-level athletes.

Sarah has a real passion for rescue animals and an interest in dog behaviour.

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Pet Boarding Team

Steve from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Steve

boarding office coordinator

Steve is our Boarding Office Coordinator and is often the friendly face you will see when booking in your animals for their stay, or welcoming you back when coming to collect them from their holiday with us.

Steve loves spending time with your pets during their holiday, and is always ensuring any special requirements are met during their stay with us.

Steve owns an Ex St Giles Rescue Staffy called Arnie and in his spare time can be found building up bonds with other rescues we have in that are finding Kennel life a little over whelming.

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Jack

Site Supervisor

Jack has taken on the role of site supervisor.

Jack is a friendly face who will often be the individual who comes out to collect your animals for boarding.

 

Jack generally spends his time on our boarding site and has built up wonderful bonds with many of our boarding dogs.
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Alice

Site Supervisor

Alice is another of our site supervisors. Alice is full of passion and has a wonderful approach when working with both rescue and boarding animals during their time with us.

Alice is a friendly face who will often who comes out to collect your animals for boarding.

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Hayley from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Hayley

site Supervisor

Hayley is another member of our supervising team. Hayley has a fantastic manner with the nervous rescue and boarding dogs and cats and is always going the extra mile to ensure their stay with us is perfect for their every need.

Hayley is a friendly face who will often be the girl who comes out to collect your animals for boarding. At Home Hayley has cats and 3 dogs, with her newest canine addition, George the Chihuahua, an ex St Giles rescue.

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Leanne from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Leanne

animal care assist

Leanne has been working with us since the Linnell family took over in 2010. Leanne has a huge passion for cats and small animals and is normally found down in the cattery looking after all our boarding & rescue cats.

Leanne has several cats of her own which all are rescues. Leanne takes great pride in looking after the cats in our care and enjoys having lot of cuddles with your animals while they are on holiday with us.

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Amber from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Steve

animal Care Assist

Amber originally came to us as a work experience in 2016 before heading back to us as an animal care assistant in 2018.

Amber has a calm gentle approach and is also experienced within small animals and currently owning her own rabbits, and ex St Giles Rescue husky ‘Misha’ who came to us after been rescued from the puppy farm.

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Martyna from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Martyna

animal Care Assist

Martyna joined us in the summer of 2019 and has been helping on either our rescue or boarding site team since.

Martyna has a strong love for bull breeds owning two of her own as well two cats and horses! Martyna may also be found occasionally helping on day care team.

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Joely from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Joely

animal Care Assist

Joely started in the summer of 2018 as a member of our animal care assistant team, before now helping within our boarding office too!

Joely can be found seeing your pets in and out of their stay with us on Steve’s days off and during her other days she will be found working with our rescue dogs and cats

Joely has previously spent 3 years travelling around Australia, New Zealand and Bali, working with many dogs of different circumstances during her time there including at a busy day care in New Zealand, and helping poorly street dogs within Bali.

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Chloe from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Chloe

apprentice

Chloe is one of our on-site apprentices and joined in the autumn of 2019.

She is settling in well, and has already fallen for a St Giles Rescue, Benji, a Malamute x who she hopes to be adopting soon.

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Gemma from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Gemma

apprentice

Gemma is our newest member of the team and another of our on-site apprentices.

Gemma hasn’t been with us long and already has started building bonds with our boarding and rescue animals. Gemma also has experience assisting in a grooming salon.

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Carol-Anne from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Boarding

Carole-Ann

Bank Staff

Carole-Ann is a member of our bank staff and has trained in both our boarding office and cattery as well as helping everywhere in-between.

Carole-Ann has worked previously in many rescue centres, including running rescue catteries previously. 

Away from work Carole-Ann has an array of animals including two British Shorthair cats and rabbits.

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Lin

office assistant

Lin is a new member of the boarding office team however has been a volunteer for the Charity ‘St Giles Animal Rescue’ for many years. As well as her role as office assistant helping in the boarding office Lin also has the voluntary role of home visit coordinator.

Throughout her life Lin has had a large selection of rescue dogs including collies, labradors, and greyhounds. Her current canine companion, Max, is a golden retriever and in true retriever style is always carrying one of his much loved toys around.

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Pet Grooming

Carly from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Grooming

Carly

head groomer

Carly came to us as a Saturday girl in 2010 years ago and we never let her go! Following working on site Carly pursued her passion in grooming, and is now our head groomer.

Carly is a qualified Stage 3 Dog Groomer who specialises in clipping and hand stripping.

Jade from St Giles Animal Centre Pet Grooming

Jade

groomer

Jade is our Groomer who is being trained up by our head groomer Carly, Jade has her level 2 grooming and is hoping to complete her level 3 very soon.

Jade has a good eye for grooming and is somewhat a perfectionist.

Pet Training

Sophia

animal trainer & kennel manager

Ros is our onsite animal trainer and kennel manager.

She has a fantastic manner with the nervous rescue and boarding dogs and cats and is always going the extra mile to ensure their stay with us is perfect for their every need.  Ros is a qualified trainer and is offering training sessions to all of our customers.

She has a strong passion for rescue owning her two own large breed rescues. Ros can often be found training our rescue animals giving them key skills that will help their transition into the home.

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Doggie Day Care

Sophia from St Giles Animal Centre Doggie Day Care

Sophia

Manager

Sophia is our Doggy day care manager and has worked for the Centre for a few years now. Sophia started as an Animal Care assistant, then onto working on the doggy daycare team before taking over as the Daycare manager.

Sophia has a huge love for animals and is fantastic with the day care dogs- they all love her! She can often be found having fun taking our boarding customers for their extra walks during their stays too.

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Becky from St Giles Animal Centre Doggie Day Care

Skye

Day care

Becky is one of our day care team and completing the collection and drop offs for our Taunton route. Becky loves working with the dogs and is normally found either off site or in the secure off lead area playing with the dogs from day care.

She has a strong bond with many of our day care dogs and is a good confidence builder! The dogs on her route always become very excited when they see her walk in to collect them in the mornings.

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Carly from St Giles Animal Centre Doggie Day Care

Carly

Day Care

Carly completes the collections throughout the local villages to the centre and also assisting with any extra walks from our boarding dogs.

Carly is very experienced with dogs of all breeds and sizes and we are so happy she has joined our busy daycare team!

Outside of work Carly has a selection of animals including her own dogs, horses, cats, quails, Chickens and more!

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Individual Pet Cremations

Dave from St Giles Animal Centre Individual Pet Cremations

Dave

Having worked in our rescue and rehabilitation Centre for some years before deciding it was time for a fresh challenge. Dave has transferred his skill set along with his care, compassion and empathy from rescue pets, to pets that have passed away.

Dave is an old fashioned animal lover with a rural heart, a love of nature and the countryside. In fact, he loves nothing more than a walk across the fields to the pub with his best friend and pet lurcher Lizzie.

Adam from St Giles Animal Centre Individual Pet Cremations

Adam

Probably the most popular and outgoing member of staff at the animal centre, Adam has the ability to cheer anyone up even on the darkest of days. His positive outlook and happy approach to life gives our customers and team balance.

Nothing is to much trouble for Adam and he is always at the end of the phone for a chat. 

Adam has a small Pomeranian rescue dog called Frankie who he enjoys taking to fun dog shows and fashion weekends.

Lucy

Lucy is another member of our admin team working mainly on our cremation side. Lucy is a friendly face who is happy to help all, she is currently completing the last year of her degree to become a qualified counsellor.

At home, Lucy has four cats who she adores, and will often be found in the cattery giving cuddles to our rescue cats and kittens.