Pet-Professionals is a team of people who dedicate their time and love to animals.


The entire team is very friendly and reliable, and share a passion for animals. We believe every animal should be treated with love and kindness and do our very best to treat your pets as we would our own. If you choose Pet-Professionals you can rest assure that your cherished family member is in safe, caring, qualified hands.

Jo Reber (RVN, Cert AAB)

Jo lives in Shoreham, West Sussex with her husband Martin who is a vet and her daughter Belle. She also shares her life with 2 cats called Otis and Imelda.  Jo is a qualified Animal behaviourist who studied at Southampton University, she is also a registered Veterinary Nurse and spent many years working in a large Veterinary Referral Hospital. Jo has many years experience working with dogs, cats and small animals as well as helping their owners understand their pets needs. Jo is also qualified in Canine and Feline Nutrition.

Sarah Treagus (ABTC animal training instructor, Dip CS, PS Tutor)

Sarah lives in Findon, West Sussex with her husband Richard, daughter Summer and son Leo. The family house is co-owned by a Eurasier dog named Winnie and 2 Ragdoll cats called Lanni and Aslan. Sarah used to breed Ragdoll cats and as such has a vast amount of knowledge of cats and their needs.

Sarah is also a Puppy School Tutor running puppy training classes in the evenings. Sarah has been (and still is) trained by Gwen Bailey – author of ‘The Perfect Puppy’, ‘Puppy School’ and ‘What is my dog thinking’. Please see

Sarah is a registered animal training instructor with the ABTC. The Animal Behaviour and Training Council sets and maintains the standards of knowledge and practical skills needed to be an animal training instructor. It maintains the national register of appropriately qualified animal trainers and animal behaviourists.

Sarah is trained in Canine First Aid, canine and feline nutrition, and holds a Diploma in Canine Studies of which she passed with distinction. Prior to starting up Pet-Professionals, Sarah has nearly 8 years experience working in a large Veterinary hospital and managed a pet large store chain for 3 years.

Ruth Hancock

Ruth lives in Worthing and has owned many animals in the past including a much loved Springer Spaniel named Nelly. Everyone knew Nelly and we shall always remember her with fondness.

Ruth now owns a stunning Northern Inuit puppy named ‘Susi’ – which is Finnish for Wolf! Susi is not a breed for the novice owner but has huge potential and we look forward to seeing her blossom in Ruths capable hands. Ruth also has a rescue French Bulldog called Riley, he is Susi’s best friend and the two of them would play all day if they could.

Ruth has worked in a large referral hospital for 6 years as the Animal Ambulance Driver amongst other things. Prior to this Ruth worked in a very respected Kennels and learned how to groom dogs to a high standard.

Ruth has a Higher Diploma in Animal Behaviour and has done many animal courses at Plumpton Agricultural Collage to include City & Guilds in Dog Grooming, Animal First Aid and even sheep shearing!

Ruth can be contacted on 07969670004 or

Anneka Tier

Anneka lives in Worthing with her husband and son. She is owned by a gorgeous labrador called Summer and a cheeky spaniel called Sparkie.

Anneka is an experienced dog owner and has worked in a large veterinary referral hospital for the last few years. She is qualified in animal first aid and trained in animal handling. She is also, and will continue to be, trained by both Sarah and Jo to ensure the highest standard of care for your pets.

Anneka is fully insured and offers dog walking, pet sitting and a pet taxi service.
She can be contacted on 07834486792 or



Karen Keen

Karen lives in Ferring with her 2 dogs – a Boxer named Dave and a Labradoodle called Daisy. She is an experienced dog owner and has completed courses is Pet First Aid as well as completing the Pet-Professionals training and behaviour course.
Karen is fully insured and currently offers Dog walking, home boarding, pet taxi and Pet Sitting to our clients.

She can be contacted on 07944 034569 or




Lizzy Boon

Lizzy currently lives in Brighton and covers Shoreham, Southwick, Hove and Brighton.
Lizzy has a passion for animals and a love of the outdoors. She has had pets all her life including hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs and horses. Lizzy has spent the last 10years working with horses and caring for the dogs on the farm and more recently worked at a small animal veterinary practise before joining the Pet-Professionals team. Lizzy is fully trained in animal handling.

Lizzy offers Dog walking, Pet Sitting, Pet Taxi and horse care.
She can be contacted on 07805 183072 or


Vikki Golds

Vikki has been a friend of ours for a long time so we are super excited to have her onboard!

Vikki is very experienced with animals, having worked with them for over 18 years. She studied for 4 years at Brinsbury college. For 11 years Vikki worked for an animal welfare charity as an animal rescue and welfare officer with wildlife and domestic animals. She has also worked on working farms and working farms open to the public as a barn supervisor!

Vikki will be looking to further her qualifications over the coming year to expand her services.
Vikki is also the proud owner of a gorgeous black Labrador called Bella as well as a mother of two… more mini Pet-Professionals in the making!

Vikki currently offers dog walking, pet taxi and pet sitting services. She can be contacted on 07920 482505 or


Jolene Hammond

We have known Jolene for quite a few years now having had her gorgeous puppies come through our puppy classes. Jolene is owned by 3 Huskies – Nanuk, Bolt and Zala. Jolene has a passion for Huskies and sled dogs and helps out with rescue and rehome where possible. She is incredibly experienced and we are thrilled to have her on our team.

Since joining us Jolene has since added 3 Old English Bulldogges to her furry family – Enzo, Rocco and Vanna!

Jolene is fully insured and pet first aid trained.

Jolene offers dog walking, pet sitting and pet taxi services. Jolene can be contacted on 07427 688390.


Melanie Hunt RVN

We are very lucky to have another friend and fully qualified veterinary nurse on our team!
Mel joined us in 2015 and has been a very welcomed addition, she covers Lancing to Brighton areas for private dog walking, a mobile clinic for nail clips, dematting, medication administration and gland emptying. She also offers pet sitting for toilet breaks, feeding, litter trays, medication etc etc.

Mel can be contacted on 07850431803.





Vanessa Tobias RVN

Vanessa is a long term friend of ours and a welcomed addition to the Pet-Professionals family!
Vanessa is a qualified Veterinary nurse and lives in Shoreham with her family and pets.
She covers Shoreham, Southwick, Steyning and surrounding areas and offers a mobile clinic for Nail clipping, dematting of fur, gland emptying, medication administering, cat sitting, pet taxi, puppy pop ins and private dog walking!

She can be contacted 07788931213 or




Rosie Upperton

Having been so booked up for dog home boarding we have been on a quest to find another suitable boarder to offer more clients this service.

Home boarding provides a home from home for your beloved pooch so you can relax on your holiday knowing your dog is having a holiday of his/her own!

Rosie brought her puppy Sparkie to our Puppy Classes a couple of years ago and since then, our lovely dog walker Vikki has been walking him. It seemed a natural step to have her join our Pet-Professionals family.

Rosie is fully insured and licensed by the council. She is undertaking our canine training and behaviour course and has completed her pet first aid course.

If you would like to enquire about home boarding you can contact Rosie on 07717 852700 or She also offers dog walking and pet sitting!



Hayley West

Team member Hayley has been a life long friends of ours since meeting at a vets years ago.

We are thrilled to have her on our team offering dog home boarding, cat sitting and dog walking.
Hayley is incredibly passionate about animals and a real asset to the team.
She is fully insured, holds a pet first aid certificate and has attended our training and behaviour workshop.
Hayley can be contacted on 07975 979600 or





All of our franchisees continue to receive comprehensive training from both Sarah and Jo, and always have our full support.