Animal Care


Meet The Animal Care Team



The Animal Care Team, led by Phil B and Phil P, is our largest team. They are responsible for looking after the pets boarding in our accommodation.


Phil B

General Manager

I first started working at Newgate in 1994. Throughout this time I have gained 6 NVQs. I recently completed my Sales and Marketing NVQ and look forward to applying this knowledge in improving our sales area. I enjoy working at the kennels as it has a friendly and caring atmosphere. My extra managerial responsibilities include the sales area, staff training and work experience students. In my spare time I like watching sports and sadly I am still waiting for Liverpool FC to win the premiership! I also enjoy spending time with my two Cocker Spaniels, Halco and Stanley and looking after Jasper my Amazon Green Parrot.

Phil P

Training and Development Manager

I have been working at Newgate, Full time, since 2007. In this time I have completed 6 NVQs, the latest one being a Level 4 Management NVQ. Along with assisting the resident builder with maintenance and building projects, my role as training and development manager means I help my colleagues work to the high levels of animal care we instill here at Newgate. I play Ice hockey in my spare time and support Arsenal FC.


Full Time Staff

All full-time Animal Care team members have achieved, or are working towards, their N.V.Q. II in Animal Care. We use this external qualification as our bench mark.


Matt

Kennel Assistant (Back of House)

I started working at Newgate Kennels in November 2008. I enjoy working here and taking care of different animals. When I’m not taking care of the animals I am helping out with maintenance/ building work. At the moment I don’t have any pets, but I would like to have either a pug or a bichon as they are my favourite breeds. In my spare time I like watching different types of sports, especially football and I’m a big Manchester United fan!

Mike W

Kennel Assistant

Working with animals is infinitely preferable to working with people – their needs are more transparent and easier to fulfil. My favourite animal is the tiger, fortunately for me we do not have any at NK&C or I would leave work much lighter than I arrived. I like all dogs and do not really have a favourite breed. My hobbies consist of anything that is free, including reading, as well as slightly more expensive things such as art. I have recently discovered a liking, but no talent, for painting. My ambition is to continue being a truly wonderful and modest person.

Stuart R

Kennel Assistant

I have worked at Newgate Kennels since 2004. Since then I have achieved my NVQ in Animal Care. The reason I enjoy working here so much is that I get to see all the different breeds and to be able to look after them. My favourite breed is the Border Collie. In my spare time I enjoy playing and watching football and also playing on the computer especially Facebook. I am also a part-time DJ!

Michael E

Kennel Assistant

I joined Newgate Kennels at the start of 2015. I am currently working towards my NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care. My favourite animals are dogs particularly Golden Retrievers, probably because I grew up with a pair. My favourite part of working here is walking all of our four legged friends.

Ed

Kennel Assistant

James

Kennel Assistant

Holly S

Kennel Assistant

Elizabeth

Kennel Assistant

Daniel

Trainee Kennel Assistant

Jake

Trainee Kennel Assistant

Steven

Trainee Kennel Assistant


Part Time Staff

Our part-time Animal Care team members are a vital part of our workforce, mostly working weekends whilst studying at school or college. They have all undertaken our in-house training to ensure we provide a high standard of care.


Charlotte M (University)

Kennel Assistant

I love working at Newgate Kennels as I have a passion for dogs as I have grown up with them all my life. I began working at Newgate Kennels early 2015 and have learnt so much. My favourite breed is the Great Dane and St Bernard. I currently have a black Cockapoo called Ozzy who I adore. My hobbies mainly revolve around sports including hockey and tennis, however I also have a passion for textile design.

Charlotte B (University)

Kennel Assistant

Tia (University)

Kennel Assistant

Helen

Kennel Assistant

Harry

Kennel Assistant

Sophie L

Kennel Assistant

I have been working at Newgate Kennels since February 2017. I enjoy grooming dogs, and taking them for walks. My favourite breeds of dog are German Shepherds and Huskies. At home I have one dog, three birds and a tarantula.

Emily

Trainee Kennel Assistant

Charlotte T

Trainee Kennel Assistant

Eva

Trainee Kennel Assistant

Elika

Trainee Kennel Assistant