Meet The Team
Sarah Bennett RVN– Animal Therapy Centre Manager
Sarah has come from a varied animal related background. Sarah qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2007 and went on to teach Animal Care, Veterinary Nursing and short courses such as Animal Warden, Kennel and Cattery management and Small Animal First Aid. Sarah then moved into the world of veterinary sales where this took her over the country in educating practice staff in nutraceutical drugs in joints, skin and digestion. Sarah left sales to go back into emergency nursing and then a Head nurse role where she then stayed until taking on this position in November 2018. Sarah has practice management experience from her recent role and looks forward to exciting changes in The Animal Therapy Centre.
Tracy Lopez MCHA – Technical Canine Hydrotherapist
Tracy has a HND in Applied Animal Studies (Animal Nutrition, Breeding/ Genetics, Anatomy/Physiology, Behaviour) awarded in 2008. She has worked in a boarding kennels/cattery, has completed an ABC accredited course in Canine Psychology and has a good knowledge of all breeds of dog. She has also completed ABC accredited courses in Canine Hydrotherapy, Musculo-Skeletal Conditions in Hydrotherapy, Advanced Pool Water Management and Animal First Aid and holds an ABC Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. Tracy achieved the CIMPSA pool plant operators’ qualification and is also a registered individual with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association.
Shelby Webster BSc (Hons) MCHA – Technical Canine Hydrotherapist
Shelby has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Science, awarded in 2011 for which a dissertation concentrated on the effects of hydrotherapy on pain and lameness in dogs. In 2011 she also completed a Level 4 Canine Hydrotherapy course, covering benefits and contraindications of hydrotherapy, conditions it may been used for, water management and 2 case studies. In 2015 Shelby completed a detailed water management course covering the maintenance and health of swimming pools. Shelby holds a level 3 animal first aid, specific to hydrotherapy. She also gained a number of qualifications from her ND in Animal Management and Welfare; these include ABC Animal First Aid and Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines. Shelby has also completed a Pet Psychology Course and spent some time as a dog trainer with the DogFather.
Lauren Ingledow BSc (Hons) MCHA – Canine Hydrotherapist & Receptionist
Lauren holds a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Studies, awarded in 2010. This included modules such as Advanced Animal Physiology, Pharmacology and Complementary Therapies. As part of her degree she completed a dissertation investigating the effects of hydrotherapy on muscle mass in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture and hip dysplasia. In 2011 she completed BTEC Level 4 Canine Hydrotherapy. She has also completed courses in Water Management and ABC Animal First Aid. Lauren is a registered individual with the Canine Hydrotherapy Association. Lauren is also a member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapy.
Jade Botterill BSc (Hons) MCHA – Veterinary Physiotherapist & Canine Hydrotherapist & Receptionist
Jade is a qualified MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy from Harper Adams University in Shropshire. Jade is a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) and a member of the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).
Jade has a BSc (Hons) in Applied Animal Studies, awarded in 2014. In 2014 she completed BTEC Level 4 Canine Hydrotherapy and also holds a level 3 canine first aid qualification tailored to hydrotherapists.
Peta Harris – Trainee Hydrotherapist/receptionist
Peta graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea in 2003 with a degree in Zoology. She then went on to study Veterinary Nursing and qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2006. During this role Peta particularly enjoyed running nurse clinics and puppy parties and also went on to complete a certificate in Animal Behaviour. This enabled her to run her own clinics, helping to solve a variety of problems such as anxiety and aggression and also looking at the importance of how pain can affect an animal’s behaviour.
Peta joined the Therapy Centre in April 2017 and whilst still being a registered veterinary nurse she completed her Level 3 Diploma course in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals in December 2018.
Outside of work she enjoys her horse and 2 Cocker Spaniels, which keep her very busy!!
Remi Timms – Trainee Hydrotherapist/Receptionist
Remi holds a Triple Distinction Star Extended Diploma in Animal Management and Behaviour which covered a variety of modules including, Animal Biology, Animal Behaviour and Animal Handling. She is currently studying her Foundation Degree in Applied Animal Studies which includes, Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Genetics, Animal Health and Animal Behaviour. Remi has previously worked at a dog rehoming centre handling a range of dog breeds. She also holds a CPD accredited Canine First Aid Certificate. Remi is also completing her level 3 qualification to become a canine hydrotherapist.
Kirstie Willars – Professional Grooming Technician
Jade Carey– Professional Grooming Technician
Shani Wallis – Professional Grooming Technician
Jodie Lofting - Apprentice
Hi I am Jodie. Currently I am on an apprenticeship in dog grooming which I started in April 2017 in which I am enjoying and love working with a variety of different dogs on a daily basis. Dog grooming has always interested me thus when I saw this vacancy I knew immediately it was something I wanted to do and with the help of Moulton and the Grooming team I have been able to build up a knowledge of many grooming technique used on different coat types as well as know about styling. Before this apprenticeship I had achieved a D*D*D* in Moulton Colleges Level 3 Animal Welfare and Management Diploma. Once I completed that I began working at a horse riding school as I have always had an interest in this area before the opportunity to be taught dog grooming came up. Since coming back to Moulton College I have enjoyed my time working and learning and can’t wait to become fully qualified and be able to help more with the rest of the team and possibly move on to a level 3 dog grooming course.