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

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

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


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


Meet Lizzy Boon

Dog Walking, Cat Sitting, Pet Taxi

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


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 and pet sitting services. She can be contacted on 07920 482505 or


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

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


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 She also offers dog walking and pet sitting!


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 can be contacted on 07975 979600 or


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