Both Jess and I spent countless hours over the years studying animals, both in formal and less formal ways.
I don't mention qualifications because I think you can only be good with animals if you're qualified. Far from it.
Although the amount of effort, time (and money) that went into deepening our knowledge, the stresses of it, the sleepless weeks that led to achieving qualifications, were all part of the journey I am proud to have been through.
The years spent doing unpaid voluntary placements and internships, in order to one day become a paid animal professional, are sign of our commitment.
The years of paid work in the industry have given us experience in dealing with various animals, under different circumstances, and often in very stressful or emergency situations.
Both of us went a long way to have the privilege of calling ourselves animal professionals, and I am extremely happy to finally be able to work in line with my ethics and provide the quality service our customers deserve. We live and breathe animals, that will never change.