When I was 14 I was told at school that I needed to find a work experience placement. I was lucky enough to get a placement in a local veterinary surgery. I had always shown a strong interest in animals. Whilst I was growing up I was a regular at the local riding school. I would bird watch with my dad and go fishing waiting in anticipation to see what wildlife we would encounter. So this choice of placement seemed natural to me. I enjoyed my time and got a glowing report which paved the way for my chosen career as a veterinary nurse.
I left school as a fresh faced 16yr old and started my nurse training. I soon discovered the job wasn’t about cuddling animals all day. After working and studying hard in 1996 I gained my qualification as a veterinary nurse and until this day have remained in small animal veterinary practice (apart from a short break to have my son).
I am now entering my 25th year and still enjoy it as much as I did all those years ago. During my time as a veterinary nurse I have found that my passion lies with preventative healthcare. I have undertaken further study, completed many certificates and have even won awards for my work. It is here that my desire to start my own business started to grow, at first it was just an idea, a thought to how I could educate owners on providing a happy and healthy lifestyle for their pets. I then had the backing and encouragement from a good friend who pushed me to follow my dream.