Client Care Crew
Debbie joined Animal Ark in 2010. Debbie is Team Leader for the client crew.
Debbie had over 23 years working in the veterinary industry before joining Animal Ark.
Debbie is the current record holder at Animal Ark for ‘talking the longest without taking a breath’.
In her spare time, Debbie’s family keeps her busy, along with her cats, Tom and Ollie, her tortoises, Randy and Tommy and plenty of koi fish.
Prior to joining Animal Ark Karis completed a National Certificate in Animal Care at Writtle College and has had a number of years in client facing roles as well as working with animals.
From a young age Karis has been brought up around horses and spent many a weekend as helper around the stables.
Karis has a number of pets in her family, including a lurcher called Bailey, a cat called Tara who she rescued from a carrier bag thrown into a pile of rubbish and three new kittens Donny, Xena, and Slater.
In her spare time Karis enjoys horse riding, and visiting family on the Dorset coast snatching a ride on the beach when possible.
Victoria joined Animal Ark in April 2017. Before this she studied Animal Management at Writtle College, worked as an Assistant Manager in a Pet Store, and a Customer Service agent for an insurance company.
Victoria has been brought up around a variety of animals and has a real passion for them all. She is also very chatty and loves to talk ‘pets’.
Outside of work, Victoria is kept busy with her hair and make-up addiction and looking after her furries which include a Birman cat called Misty, two crossbreed dogs (Buzz and Honey), two rats (Lilo and Stitch), and a huge tank full of marine fish which takes up all the room in her flat
Nikki is one of the longest serving team members at Animal Ark, joining us in 2003.
Nikki started life here as a trainee veterinary nurse. She then went on to become Nursing Manager and Client Care Manager before starting a family. Nikki is now responsible for insurance claims processing, which may not sound the most exciting of topics, but it is a very important aspect for our clients to help them afford appropriate treatment for their pets.
In her spare time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her family.
Jodi joined Animal Ark in March 2015 helping clients with their accounts.
Prior to joining Animal Ark Jodi worked in the financial sector within the motor trade so is a whizz with numbers.
She has three young children that keep her busy on a day-to-day basis and in her free time enjoys going to the gym.
Ane joined Animal Ark early in 2017 and she helps clients with their insurance claims.
Ane has a life-long love of animals from the family cat called Rusty to a Beagle called Patches.
Ane’s mother bred and showed beagles in New Zealand under her kennel name Burnsdale. She was very successful at this and Ane shared her passion.
Ane now has a very lazy and spoilt cat called Lily and her sons dogs Scooby (a German Shepherd) and Ninja, a Border Collie.
Simone joined Animal in 2013.
Prior to joining Animal Ark Simone travelled in Australia, volunteering at Wildlife Sanctuaries and Zoos. Simone studied Wildlife Conservation/Zoo Biology which she completed in 2012.
Simone has 2 dogs Lilly and Vinnie the problem child (re-homed after having four previous homes before settling in with Simone).