Meet the Team

All the staff who work here at long meadow are taken on because of their ability to show compassion and empathy with animals. It is essential to your role here that you love all animals and are willing to always work hard and do your best for them, putting the animals needs first.

Julie – Lead Hand   

Julie has worked for us for about 2 years, initially starting in a part-time position.  It wasn’t long before we recognised her ability, dutiful character and her commitment in caring for animals so offered her the position of Lead Hand.  She has owned a range of different breeds and animals over the years including Mastiffs, Bulldogs, Rotties and horses.  She has a special love for bull breeds and currently has a Dogue de Bordeaux and a Bulldog.  She has a natural talent for reading animals and is especially good at making them feel at ease.  Julie loves dogs and dogs love Julie.

Tori – Senior Animal Care Worker 

Tori has a Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and also has a BTEC Level 3 with triple distinctions.  She started working for us in the summer of 2019 and has proved to be a valuable team member, committed, very capable and adaptable.  Tori has a special empathy with cats, she has two at home along with two house rabbits.

Sian – Senior Animal Care Worker

Has a National Diploma in Animal Management and has worked for us now over 5 years, and progressed with in her role. Starting with us as a temporary animal care worker and now working as our senior animal care worker.  Sian is great with all the animals we have here.  We know we can always rely upon Sian when we have our more timid guests. She has a great empathy with animals. She spends the time required to calm a nervous animal and get to know them, helping them feel at home. We know her here as our in house cat whisperer.

Emma – Animal Care Worker

Started with us three years ago and instantly fitted in with our team, she is a very caring and bubbly person, which is great for our lively and active guests. She enjoys her time exercising the dogs the most, getting to know them, and helping to keep them busy. We rely on Emma to always have a positive happy attitude all day, and always be ready for the next challenge.