Meet Jo Raine Cert AAB / VN
Co Owner of Pet-Professionals
Jo Reber is co-founder and joint-owner of Pet Professionals. She lives in Shoreham-by-Sea with her young daughter and their family unit is completed by a super clever rescue cat called Imelda May.
Jo enjoyed more than fifteen years as a veterinary nurse, most of which were spent in a veterinary referral hospital. She has been a Head Nurse and Head of Practice nurse clinics across multiple veterinary branches.
She qualified from Southampton University with a certificate in Applied Animal Behaviour in 2007 and worked as a behaviourist in veterinary practice for many years from then. In 2009 Jo co-founded Pet Professionals with Sarah. Since then, she has been running and expanding the company and working as a home visit behaviourist. A large number of veterinary practices across Sussex refer work to Jo and her reputation as a behaviourist and dog trainer is widely respected. She is passionate about preventing behavioural problems and therefore also runs Puppy Classes. In her private work as a behaviourist and dog trainer, she adopts best industry practice at all times, whilst embracing positivity and fun for both client and pet. Her holistic approach ensures long lasting results. Clients find their pet behavioural problems are resolved effectively and as a result build a deeper bond and rewarding relationship with their pets.
Jo is also qualified in cat, dog and small pet nutrition.
She attends annual CPD (continued professionals development) courses to make sure of offering clients the most up-to-date information and training techniques.
Her passion is for bringing pets and their owners closer together by helping owners understand their pets’ needs and meeting them in a way that’s works for both client and pet.
Jo and Sarah have together built a company that sets the standards that others in the pet care services aspire to and that professionals within the pet care world respect. Jo has previously provided all the services on offer from the company which always ensures that the training and protocols for our franchisees to follow are the best possible. Sarah and Jo are constantly working on improving and expanding their services and updating their already considerable knowledge within this field.
You can rely on being in safe hands with Jo!
Meet Sarah Treagus
Dip CS / ABTC
Co Owner of Pet-Professionals
Sarah is co-founder and owner of Pet-Professionals and lives in Findon, West Sussex with her husband Richard, daughters Summer & Fern and son Leo. The family house is co-owned by Eurasier dogs, a Cavalier and Ragdoll cats. 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 www.puppyschool.co.uk.
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.
Sarah offers Puppy School classes & private dog training.
Meet Ruth Hancock
Dog Walking, Grooming, Pet Taxi, Cat sitting & Mobile Clinic
Ruth lives in Worthing and owns a stunning Northern Inuit named ‘Susi’ – which is Finnish for Wolf!
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 offers dog walking, grooming, mobile clinic, cat sitting & pet taxi.
She can be contacted on 07969670004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Karen Keen
Dog Walking, Home Boarding, Cat Sitting and Pet Taxi.
Karen lives in Ferring with her dog Daisy – 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 Karen@pet-professionals.co.uk.
Karens boarding license number is 111487
Meet Marina Marrison RVN
Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Clinic
Marina has been a Veterinary Nurse for over 28 years and has had pets at home with her from the day she was born!
She currently has a cat called Steve who was a rescue. Marina fostered him as he needed veterinary treatment and he never left! He is quite a nervous boy but very clever too, he can now do various tricks after he was clicker trained!
Marina is available to do solo dog walks to give undivided attention, she can also walk 2 small dogs from the same household.
She also offers pet sitting so can pop in to feed, make a fuss, empty litter trays, give any necessary medication and water plants.
Marina can be contacted on 07595 762600.
Meet Vikki Golds
Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Home Boarding, Pet Taxi
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 covers Worthing and offers dog walking, pet taxi, dog home boarding and pet sitting services. She can be contacted on 07920 482505 or Vikki@pet-professionals.co.uk
Vikki is fully licensed by the council to offer home boarding. License number LN/201900319.
Meet Jolene Doe
Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Pet Taxi
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 & Vanna!
Jolene is fully insured and pet first aid trained.
Jolene covers Worthing and surrounding areas and offers dog walking, pet sitting and pet taxi services. Jolene can be contacted on 07427 688390.
Meet Melanie Hunt RVN
Dog Walking, Pet Sitting, Mobile Clinic, Pet Taxi
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
Meet Vanessa Tobias RVN
Mobile clinic, pet sitting, pet taxi
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 email@example.com
Meet Rosie Upperton
Dog Walking, Home Boarding, Pet Sitting, Pet Taxi
Rosie brought her puppy Sparkie to our Puppy Classes a few years back 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. She also offers dog walking and pet sitting!
BOARDING LICENSE NUMBER: LN/201900105
Meet Hayley West
Dog Walking, Home Boarding, Pet Sitting, Pet Taxi
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 is fully licensed by the council to offer dog home boarding. License number 201900117.
Hayley can be contacted on 07975 979600 or email@example.com
Dog walking, Pet Taxi, Pet Sitting.
Kate has previously worked with animals for the past 6 years and has experience with many different breeds of dogs.
Kate is pictured here with the lovely Minty but at home she is owned by a gorgeous Staffie pup called Alba. We have watched Kate turn Alba from a worried little pup to a confident happy girl who loves to get stuck it. It's been a wonderful transformation to see!
Kate currently offers dog walking, pet taxi and pop in visits. Excitingly Kate is training to become an associate Puppy School Tutor, this means she is being training by UK renowned behaviourist Gwen Bailey as well as shadowing both Sarah and Jo in classes and one to ones. This means she will soon be able to run puppy classes and one to ones of her own.
She is fully insured and holds a pet first aid certificate. She has also attended our own Pet-Professionals workshops!
Kate can be contacted on 07745 902386
Sarah lives in Worthing with her husband, two children and their two cats.
Sarah has always loved being around animals and it is her goal to make them feel happy and safe in her presence so she is very excited to become part of the Pet Professionals team, having finally made the decision to fulfil her dream of working with animals.
Having grown up with many pets over the years, Sarah volunteered at a nearby stables every weekend until her early teen years, and still enjoys horse riding when opportunities arise. Sarah also had an after school dog walking job, while work experiences and volunteer roles have been spent at vets and a kennels and cattery.
Sarah’s career ultimately led her to work in property law, working in the conveyancing department of a local firm until recently.
A re-evaluation of life post-lockdown gave Sarah the push to pursue her dream career in animal care.
Sarah has completed her dog first aid training as well as her training with the Pet-Professionals team.
Sarah offers dog walking, puppy pop-ins, cat sitting and pet taxi service.
She can be contacted on 07591 238602 or Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Sarah K
One to one training and classes
We are so thrilled to have, at last, another qualified dog trainer join our team who shares the same ethos, passion, kindess and thirst for knowledge that we do.
Sarah lives in Worthing with her partner Sam and her rescue English Bull Terrier Prea.
Sarah has trained and qualified with PACT- The professional association of canine trainers and is now an ABTC-ATI and registered with the ABTC . Sarah is also a certified Fear Free professional and her passion is to help alleviate stress and anxiety in dogs and cats (and their owners) when visiting the vets. Sarah see’s this on a daily basis and would love to help owners alleviate this stress. Sarah loves Canine Co-operative care and is almost ready to gain her level 2 certificate with Prea.
Sarah is currently studying Behaviour and her end goal is to be a CAB (Certified Animal Behaviourist) like Jo!
Sarah offers one to one training consults well as training classes and can be contacted on 07939 568723.
One to one training and dog walking
Phil joined us as a dog walker whilst completing his studies to become a dog trainer and behaviourist.
Phil has completed many IMDT courses (institute of modern dog trainers) and is currently very close to finishing his Compass course to become a fully fledged dog trainer with us. He will soon move on to doing his behaviour qualification.
Phil lives in Angmering with his wife Mel, 2 boys and his beloved spaniel Ledley. He is passionate about working with dogs and has worked alongside emergency services dogs for many years.
Phil is canine first aid trained, fully insured and CRB checked. He also receives regular training with both Jo and Sarah by shadowing consults and assisting at classes.
Dog walking, Pet Taxi, Pet Sitting.
Anneka lives in Worthing with her family and most importantly her labrador Summer.
Animals have always been her passion and has worked with pets for many years. In the past she has worked at a pet shop and also a large Veterinary Hospital before becoming part of the Pet-Professionals family. She is fully insured, holds a pet first aid certificate and an enhanced DBS certificate.
Anneka can be contacted on 07834486792 or email@example.com