Mrs Vicky Payne BVetMed MRCVS
A conventional as well as holistic vet. Vicky qualified from The Royal Vet College in 2001, trained in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2005 and Vet Herbal Medicine in 2006. In 2011, Vicky passed the COAPE Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training with Distinction. She is one of only a handful of vets nationally to hold a qualification in herbal medicine. Her passion is her Springer Spaniels and writing her blogs.
Mr Colin Scott
A registered Care Home Manager for 10 years. He has worked in care sector for 21 years, commencing his career with residents with acquired brain injury, learning difficulties, physical disabilities and Huntingdon’s disease. He is now the Manager of a residential Care Home for the Elderly. He has owned several dogs and although, has not visited with them, he has seen how beneficial a friendly care dog and of course their owner can be to residents in care.
Mr Dean Hart MCFBA MTGoDT AAPB
A vet referral behaviourist. He offers compassionate behaviour support and rehabilitation training. Dean is also a City and Guilds approved tutor and assessor as well as Kennel Club Preferred Educational Provider. He has many years experience in dog related activities. Dean also works as an adviser to several local welfare and rescue centres and lectures at The Canine Studies College. He has also piloted programs for television and has appeared on Ultimate Questions, and the BBC South East as a behaviour specialist he was also involved in a local documentary in 2013 regarding responsible pet ownership. Dean raises money for several local and national charities throughout the year by delivering entertaining talks.
Mrs Lyn Storey
Mrs Barbara Gasson
Mrs Valerie Fillery BSc (Hon), LCSP (Phys) IHM BSYA (MT) BSYA (CMA) MCMA DIP Canine Massage, Cert in Dog psychology
Val has run her own human and canine complementary therapy business for over 30 years, giving treatments and training. Alongside her own business, she is also employed as a part time Activity Coordinator in a care home, arranging regular outings and visitors, including human entertainers and animals. Val has been involved in administration throughout her career, either for her own businesses or her employed work. She has also helped Barbara with the administration of Eastbourne Canine Concern for several years.