Hi, I am searching for the opportunity to progress in a career within animal care. I have a proven ability of caring for domestic animals and horses through employment and voluntary roles, as well as always having animals of my own. I am confident and capable of working independently and as part of small and large teams. I am able to work professionally under stressful situations, as evidenced through previous employment. Above all, I have a genuine love for animals and feel that a career devoted to their care is where I am happiest and will flourish. I hope to be the addition to your team that you are looking for.
Enderby, Leicester LE19, UK
February 2020 - Present
Helped adults and children with trauma through their healing journey by guiding them along a practical and emotional course with horses. Developed skills in good communication and listening, organisational skills by preparing for practical sessions and 'holding the space' by being professionally present to people during times of upset.
April 2019 - February 2020
Maintenance of excellent hygiene standards in animal kennels, theatre and all back of house areas. Developed skills in animal handling, preparing medicines and treatments, performing laboratory tests and assisting in theatre. Gained experience with caring for animals including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, chickens, hedgehogs, wild birds and frogs! Also had the opportunity to work on reception duty. Here I learned how to manage the vets diary, process insurance forms, speak to clients via email and telephone as well as face to face, and close up the front desk including the registering of the cash from the till once weekly.
September 2015 - April 2019
Trained and cared for 27 thoroughbred horses for racing. Learned how to plan and follow a strict routine in order to meet the specific needs of elite sport horses. Developed upon good team work skills as this was essential to the success of caring for the horses well.
March 2015 - September 2015
Lead horse riding treks into the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales during a seasonal job. Responsibility for the health and safety of both horses and customers during fun days out. Developed a good rapport with people of all ages and from all over the world.
January 2013 - January 2015
Voluntary post serving the community with all kinds of policing matters including: attending events and court, interviewing offenders and victims/witnesses of crime, making arrests and custody duty, neighbourhood patrols and responding to 999 emergency calls. Learned how to remain calm under highly stressful and sometimes upsetting situations.
2009 - 2012
2010 - 2010
2007 - 2009
2001 - 2006
2001 - 2006