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Meet Peanut! Chief Operating Woof-icer at Streatham!

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Q&A with our Head of Practice Julie

10th November 2019

 

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Name: Julie Knapton

Position: Head of Practice

Location: easipetcare Streatham

 

 


 

What is your favourite animal?

Rabbit

At what age did you decide to work in the animal industry?

I have always loved animals but only realised it could be a possibility to work with them 5 years ago after I started volunteering at a wildlife rescue centre.

Do you have any pets of your own?

Growing up, I always had rabbits or guinea pigs, hamsters and budgies.  As an adult I used to have an amazing house rabbit called Mango who lived cage free in my house and is sorely missed.  More recently though I adopted a gorgeous black and white cat who was handed in to us as a stray here at the practice.  He’s a house cat and lives a charmed life… in fact he’s treated so well my colleagues have given him the prefix “Lord”!

What is your favourite thing about working for easipetcare?

I love the people I work with as they have the same passion and compassion for animals as I do, but I’m also really proud to work for a company whose ethos is to make good pet care accessible to all. That’s just fabulous!

If you had a different career what would it be?

Well I used to work in International Removals and Shipping so I guess that… but I’d love to have been a Wildlife TV Presenter visiting lots of different countries and telling people about the amazing animals.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to a pet owner or client?

Having a pet is a big responsibility.  Do your homework before you get one to ensure they’re the right type of breed for your lifestyle.  Adopt – don’t shop!

Do you or have you done any additional volunteer work with animals outside of work?

I volunteer every fortnight at a wildlife rescue and rehab centre called Wildlife Aid Foundation.  I get to handle and help so many animals that I would rarely otherwise glimpse in the wild such as badgers, weasels, hedgehogs and birds of prey.

What kind of animal do you think you are most like and why?

I wasn’t sure but my oldest friend told me I was like a wolf (loyal, team player, intelligent) but with a colourful parrot on my head!


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