My interest in animals began from a very early age and this lead me to having a variety of pets as a child. Once I left school I went on to work in a busy small animal hospital where I qualified in 1996, and stayed for 17 years. During this time I studied animal behaviour at Southampton, gaining a certificate in applied animal behaviour, as well as a diploma. I have run puppy training class, and enjoy helping owners to settle them in to their new home.I have a labrador cross of my own named Wookee, and two cats, Thomas and Huckle. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, socialising with friends, and walking ‘Wooks’.