My name is Steph, and I have joined Vets4Pets as a receptionist at the Cheshire Oaks Ellesmere Port surgery.
I've always had a passion for animals, their welfare, and kept an interest in educating people about animal care. I used to work on an organic dairy farm which was also a visitor attraction. I presented educational talks to schools and the public on husbandry and welfare of livestock, helped with the milking of the cows, calving, lambing and loads of the other elements of the farming industry. I saw some fascinating things. No day was ever the same.
I studied Animal Health and Welfare at Leeds Metropolitan University, passed and thought I'd become a Vet Nurse. Life took over. I wanted to move out of home, and start working to earn my own money, get my own car and have a big social life. I transferred into the IT sector and worked for an online training company for 5 years, then moved to an office solutions company in Liverpool not too long ago. It quickly hit me that this wasn't where my heart lay, and if I didn't do something about it, then I never would. I came across the vacancy for this surgery and grabbed it with both hands. The potential to progress within this brilliant company and in the sector I love is exactly the push I needed to do something I know I'm made for.