alice with catQualifications

Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma (MERIT)

Had a good weekend. Alice is super. Everything perfect. All my pets happy, house tidy etc. we are very pleased and look forward to seeing her again. Gen

Work History at Preseli Animal Homecare

Since working for Preseli Animal Homecare, I have had the privilege of looking after all types of clients pets and animals as well as their homes and gardens while they enjoy a well earned, relaxing and stress-free holiday.

  • Stowmarket, Suffolk – horse, pony, geese, chickens, 3 pet turkeys, 3 goats, 3 dogs
  • Caernarfon, Gwynedd – 3 dogs, 4 donkeys, ducks, 20 goats, 200+ chickens, 2 horses
  • Thetford – pigs, chickens, horse
  • Llanon, Ceredigion – 1 dog, 2 goats
  • Cotswolds – 3 dogs
  • Little Dewchurch, Herefordshire – Farm sitting
  • Droitwich, Worcestershire – 2 dogs, alpacas, 3 cats, chickens
  • Rushden, Northamptonshire – 2 dogs
  • Ross on Wye, Herefordshire – 2 dogs, 60 chickens, 30+ pigs
  • Shropshire – 9 cats, 7 ducks, 4 hens and a guinea pig
  • Northampton – 2 dogs
  • Doncaster – 19 dogs, 9 ducks and a budgie
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire – 2 dogs, 250 chickens, pigs, 250 sheep + lambs, farm shop
  • Rugby, Northamptonshire – 2 dogs
  • Newcastle on Clun, Shropshire – 9 cats, 12 ducks, 9 hens and 1 dog

Hi Julia just to let you know all went well with the sit. All animals seem happy with Alice, as was I… hope she felt the same. She seemed efficient and coped well and I found her a friendly and helpful character, so I would look forward to using her again. Especially since she has got to know everybody now. Thank you for the recommendation. All best Karen

Previous Work Experience

2009 – 3 weeks experience at Heathcote Veterinary Practice, Whitnash
Cleaning surgeries, kennels, feeding and general animal care. Assisting vet with minor treatments. Reception duties: greeting and booking in animals for treatments.

2009- 2012 on and off at Tamarin Riding Stables
Yard duties: mucking out, feeding, watering, grooming tacking up, exercising horses. I also have knowledge of the importance of tack maintenance and how to clean tack to preserve its condition.

2010 – Work experience Guide Dogs for the Blind, Leamington Spa
Kennel assistant: feeding, grooming, cleaning kennels. Experience with trainers and dogs in public areas to gain valuable insight into role as a Guide Dog Trainer.

2011 – 2011 (summer holidays) at the Guide Dogs for the Blind
I helped the fundraising team with general office duties; organising flyers for advertising events and distribution.

alice with horse2013 college work experience
As part of my course I was expected to complete two full weeks of work experience within the animal industry, and so chose to go somewhere different to my usual behind the scenes work experience and work for a company called ‘Just For Pets’ in a retail park, dealing with both animals for sale ranging from fish to rabbits and birds, and providing a good standard of customer service as I was in uniform and representing the company.

Apprentice dog groomer at Kilsby Cattery and The Groom Room – here I have gained much experience with cat care, dog care and grooming, animal welfare and management skills.

Alice has been working at Kilsby Grooming Room since the 5th Oct 15. In this time I have found her to be polite, considerate and professional in all aspects of her work. She is very friendly and cheery to all customers and dogs alike. She is trustworthy and has been left to close up at the end of the day on several occasions, including seeing our last clients out and cashing up. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alice for any job working with animals. She has a great rapport with them, and them with her.

Other Experience

I previously lived on a dairy farm, and was sometimes asked to help when necessary on critical days which require maximum help such as blood testing, pregnancy diagnosing and freeze branding. I sometimes like to help rear orphaned calves by bottle feeding.

Hobbies and Interests

My interests include, horse riding and horse care, cycling, swimming and walking in areas of outstanding beauty.