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.


Lily

Back of house

I have been working at Newgate Kennels since September 2013. I enjoy working here because I have the opportunity to care for different breeds of dogs. My favourite breed of dog is a Labrador. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dogs, going to gigs and going out with my friends.

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!

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!

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.

Tim

Kennel Assistant

I enjoy working at Newgate Kennels because I love working with different types of animals. My favourite dog is a Cockapoo. I have one at home called Amber as well as two cats called Friday and Nutmeg. I have been working at Newgate Kennels since September 2006. I have achieved a BTEC National Diploma in sports. I love playing squash and football as well as watching football.

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.

Olivia

Kennel Assistant

I joined Newgate kennels in September 2016. Since this I have completed my Level 2 NVQ in Animal care. I enjoy the job as I get to work with different animals. My favourite breeds of dog are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Border Terriers as I have a Border Terrier called Bertie at home. I love to meet and get to know all the dogs and cats boarding here. My hobbies are walking with dogs and chatting with cats.

Charlotte B

Trainee Kennel Assistant

I started working full time at Newgate Kennels in September 2018 and I am currently studying for my NVQ level 2 in Animal Care. I enjoy working with the animals and learning about the different breeds. My favourite breed of dog is a Border Collie because they are so intelligent.

Jasmyn

Kennel Assistant

I started at Newgate Kennels in March 2019 and since then I have loved taking care of all the animals that came to us. I especially love bathing and drying the dogs that come to the spa seeing them leave fluffy and smart. My favourite breeds are Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Lurchers, also German Shepherds and other big breed dogs. I have a lurcher of my own called Denzil and I spend all of my free time trying to get him to behave himself.

Leah

Trainee Kennel Assistant

I started working at Newgate Kennels in April 2019. I love working at Newgate as I enjoy spending my time with all the animals that come to stay with us. My favourite breeds of dog are German Shepherds and Yorkies, and I also have Lurchers at home. In my spare time I enjoy photography and walking.

Charlotte M

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.

Holly A

Kennel Assistant

I started working at Newgate Kennels in August 2019. I previously working in a dog grooming salon where I earned my NVQ level 2 in Animal Care. My favourite breed of dog is a Dachshund and I have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Frank who a adore.

Beth

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.


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.

Ed

Kennel Assistant

Tia

Kennel Assistant

Harry

Kennel Assistant

Helen

Kennel Assistant

James

Kennel Assistant

Sophie G

Kennel Assistant

Edward

Kennel Assistant

Katie H

Kennel Assistant

Holly S

Kennel Assistant

Elizabeth

Kennel Assistant

Molly

Kennel Assistant

Ethan

Kennel Assistant

Jemima

Kennel Assistant

Nicholas

Kennel Assistant