I am hardworking, punctual and patient with excellent teamwork skills. I am well motivated and enthusiastic, liking to get things done properly and to a good standard. I am comfortable with animals of all sizes, always eager to learn and willing to get stuck in and support others.
-I am a qualified First aider with a St Johns Ambulance Certificate.
-I also have a certificate in dog and cat first aid, allowing me to recognise and provide basic initial care for issues such as burns, sprains and RTAs.
-I obtained my B+E trailer licence in October 2019 and have since regularly used a 12ft livestock trailer.
-I have a Lantra Welfare of Animals During Transport license; obtained October 2018, allowing me to transport a variety of livestock for up to 8hrs.
-I have a full and up to date DBS check certificate.
Full Car Licence
Dairy, Beef, Pig, Goat, Sheep, Lambing, Calving, Poultry
I have 6 years experience on a mixed animal farm, handling, feeding and medicating all animals, as well as checking off-site fields and moving animals. I have assisted both lambing and kidding, dealing with difficult births.
I also have experience working on a dairy farm, milking am and pm, and assisting in calving.
I currently live between Reading and Farnham, and so am open to jobs in Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire.
I currently live with my partener, so would appreciate somewhere he would be welcome to stay occassionally, although this is not essential.
I have recently begun buying sheep fleeces and felting the back of them to create cruelty-free rugs. I enjoy being outside and will take walks, often with a friends dog, in my local park. Alongside this, I have a passion for sheep and am always looking for talks and courses to attend, to insure I can provide the highest quality care to my current flock.
I am 5'6 and weigh 65kg, I have relativelygood upper body strength and stamina.
- 2016 to 2017 (Local stables)
During my work experience here I spent Mondays helping turn horses out, administer medication, tacking up for livery owners and mucking out. I also assisted in making up feeds. This gave me the skills able to cope and react quickly if an incident occurred with large animals, particularly horses, to ensure the safety of animals and people.
- 2017 (Castle Vets)
I completed one week of work experience in this small animal veterinary clinic where I carried out a variety of tasks including handling inpatients, scrubbing surfaces, using the autoclave and helping obtain urine and blood samples. I also got to sit in on some surgeries.
-2017 to 2018 (Farm International Dog Rescue)
I volunteered on Monday afternoons and Tuesday all day. I achieved a position as a member of senior staff who heads up a team of up to 10 volunteers at one time. I gained this position within 5 months of volunteering due to my dedication and care of the dogs. My duties included admin such as behaviour assessments for the new dogs, and running the All About Amy Facebook page. I also helped organise the daily feeding and exercising routine for all the dogs, as well as playing a big part in training some of the long-stay residents.
- 2018 (local dairy farm)
During the summer I worked on a local dairy farm, learning how to milk, bolus and calve. At times I did these duties with a child in-tow! I had to learn fast and on-the-go, working from 5am to 11pm some nights. This shows I can cope well with long days, and work hard.
-2019 (Pet Sitting)
-Alongside my daily job, I also carry out live-in pet sitting. The animals I look after are usually cats and dogs, and I pet sit for various lengths of time from 1 night, to 3 weeks. During the time I am pet sitting, I live in the owners house. This requires me to be reliable and trustworthy.
-2019 (Millers Ark AnimaIs)
I currently work full-time at Millers Ark Animals. I started here in 2015 volunteering on Sundays, doing simple tasks like cleaning out and assisting on bookings to schools and hospices. When I started college in 2016, I began working as a part-time staff member. This meant I was partially responsible for ensuring the animals went out everyday and were happy and fed. I also began to do bookings to residential homes and nurseries by myself. For this, I needed good organisational skills and time management, along with the ability to communicate and deal with different people requiring different needs.
Once I left college in 2018, I started to work full time, taking on the role of shepherd. As well as the day to day farm responsibilities such as feeding, cleaning out and checking fields, I was also responsible for keeping the sheep healthy and recording the medicines and maintenance; such as foot trimming. Alongside this, I train new team members in animal handling and care. I also still do the occasional mobile booking when required.
Start: 02/11/2020 Finish: Not Specified
Ideally somewhere within a reasonable distance of Reading and Farnham, however, I would consider further afield, if accomodation could be provided. I would like to work with a small team, where sheep is the main focus, I have a particular interest in rare breeds so a farm involving any rare breed sheep would be ideal.