Meet Our Team

Hi! 

My name is Chenelle and I am the owner and founder of this amazing company. My love and passion for animals was very apparent from a young age. Going on to study animal studies, vet nursing, and working at a local boarding kennel I really have developed a thorough understanding and empathetic approach to all animals and their needs. I have worked around animals over the last 12 years and had various pets all my life from rats through to horses. 

Animal health and welfare is something that really drives me to provide the absolute highest quality of home care for your pets. I cant picture myself doing anything else.

A few fun facts; I also have 2 children who are the little apples of my eye. When I'm not working I love going camping, swimming, seeing my friends, and being outdoors. I have lived in the Southern Highlands since I was 4 years old and don't think I'll ever leave!

Tyler

Tyler has been with us since day dot. (Possibly because he is also my partner haha) 

He loves all animals great and small and has a natural magnetism with them. His calm nature is definitely something everyone's pets seem to feed off, having even the silliest dogs and horses on their best behavior when he is around.

Tyler has a real go-getter attitude and no job is too hard or too much, he enjoys working above client expectations and is a favorite among them. He has been a real asset to this company and has such a positive and kind personality. 

A few fun facts; he is also my partner in life as well as business. He is licensed to drive trucks and enjoys working on them, and also has a passion for old cars and restoring them. In his spare time he enjoys welding furniture, wood working, being outdoors, and doing various kick boxing, sparring, and PT classes.

Amy

Amy started helping us out almost 4 years ago when we started in 2016, and recently has taken on a larger role. While she adores all animals, dogs are her passion. 

Her main role with us is performing home visits, and dog walking. She has been trained to follow our individualised weight loss and behavioural care plans and is extremely reliable and professional. She forms instant bonds with every dog she cares for and you can feel her warmth and dedication from your first meeting with her. She has extensive knowledge of dogs and is currently undergoing training and experience with all domestic pets.

A few fun facts; she enjoys crafts in her down time such as painting, knitting, and drawing (she is quite talented) Amy has her own dog named 'Benson' who is a beagle x pug and very cute! We met working at a local farmers market 4 years ago and have been friends ever since. She is probably the most honest person you will ever meet. 

Emelia 

A lovely young girl who has been with us since July 2019 and has made such a huge impact on the day to day running of the business. 

She has qualifications in both animal care and equine care and studies. Emelia has also worked for various racers and stud farms, as well as with the rehabilitation of Brumbies in NSW. 

She does a bit of everything from home care to dog walking, but her main focus with us is equine care. She has an incredible work ethic and beautiful positive attitude, as well as a huge affinity for animals.

A few fun facts; Emelia is extremely knowledgable in all things 'gardening' and even runs her own lawn mowing business. She enjoys 4 wheel driving and being outdoors. Emelia has two border collies and chickens at home who are all spoiled rotten. 

Rebecca

A lovely Southern Highlands girl who has been doing vet nursing for the past 2 years at clinics in both the highlands and Goulburn, and she has been working in the animal industry for over 6 years. She is passionate about animal health and welfare and goes above and beyond for all of our clients. She will mainly be working with domestic pets, but is willing and interested to learn more about equine care as she continues her work with us.

A few fun facts; Bec is a beach lover despite being a Southern Highlands girl, she enjoys being in the sunshine and spending time with all of her own fur babies. Bec enjoys music as a way to relax and wind down.

Savannah

Our Goulburn manager! While Bec and myself also help out in Goulburn, Savannah is the most likely face you will see. She has completed animal studies, is part way through her vet nursing studies and equine care and nutrition. She will be working with all animals from small pets to live-stock and has a huge love for what she does. Savannah is a reliable young lady with a very sweet and positive air about her. 

Fun facts; She enjoys going to Sydney to her family's farm, where she has many animals of her own from dogs, horses, alpacas and more! Savannah is also competent and experienced with reptiles, and owns a few of her own! When she completes all her studies she would love to end up working mainly with larger animals, or as a zoo keeper.

Claire 

You will find Claire working in and around the highlands with animals of all shapes and sizes. She has extensive experience and training with horses and dogs, but loves and cares for ALL pets. Claire has worked alongside equine vets and run her own agistment and stud. She has had experience with breeding, medications, wound management and so much more. Her knowledge and confidence is to be admired and she is a real asset to our team

Fun Facts:

Claire also rides and exercises horses for another local business, as well as caring for her own horses and dogs in her down time. She loves camping and the outdoors and prefers to be busy and active. her two young sons are animal lovers of course, just like their mother.

Madeline

Maddy is our wonderful young woman who works between Sutton Forrest and Goulburn. She works with all animals and also works casually at Cooinda Vet. She has a lot of experience behind her for such a young woman, including working in the USA for four months as a riding instructor. Her passion is animal health and well-being, but which is why she is the perfect addition to Paws N Whiskers. Maddy has held management positions and is a very confident and hard working girl, your pets could not be in better hands

Fun Facts:

Maddy has her own horses and enjoys riding. She is only 20 years old which is incredibly impressive regarding all she has achieved. 

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