Philip Bishop

ĎThe 2nd Bossí with his favourite trialling boys Atticus and Radley.

I started off as a dairy farmer but decided to go down my real interest which are dogs. Because of our rural position we got a licence in 2007. Since then things have taken off due to having similar dog interested staff who also love dogs and cats. In my spare time (when not farming and being called out to help at the kennels when we are busy) I love training my dogs. I also have a variety of ducks and chickens, which roam around our garden.




Marion Bishop

ĎThe Proper Bossí on holiday in Devon.

Iím the one on the other end of the phone, taking all your messages and passing it on to the girls. Having been front of house at a school for 32 years, I enjoy speaking to you all and getting to know you and your beloved pets. I have a much loved Westie cross Poodle whose name is Toby, you may see him bolting out of the garden and running up the drive to greet you.




Alicia Strauss

With Ozzy and Luna

I started off volunteering at Ash Farm when I was 14 years old. I then went to Reaseheath College to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, Phil offered me a full time job after I had finished my course in 2012. I am also trained in canine first aid. It was exciting times as the kennels were just taking off and getting busier. I also help Phil to train his latest addition Radley, and love taking him on retriever tests. Driving back from a test we decided it would be a good idea to build a hydrotherapy clinic. I instantly jumped at the chance to become a hydrotherapist. I am now back at college learning all about hydrotherapy for small animals, and then to run the clinic which we are hoping to build in the near future. I have a Sharpei cross Jack Russell called Ozzy and a crazy Dobermann called Luna.




Lauren Davies

With Tess

I have been working at Ash Farm for 10 years, and I love it. I have grown up with dogs since I was younger and now I have my best friend Tess who doesnít leave my side. When I left school I did an apprenticeship in animal care, I then went onto Broomfield College to study Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management After this I found Ash Farm and Phil offered me a job and Iíve never looked back. I have recently done a dog first aid emergency canine care course. I have recently got a bug for travelling, I love going to new places and exploring the culture.




Katie Davies

With Rosie

I have been working at Ash Farm for 3 years where I have done my Level 2 and Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Animal Care at Broomfield College. I have recently done a dog first aid emergency canine care course. I have always had a really keen interest in working with animals since I was younger. I have a border collie called Rosie, who used to be a customer at the kennels but due to unfortunate circumstances the owner could no longer look after her. I instantly fell in love with Rosie. Youíll usually find me hiding away in the cattery, fussing all cats.




Bethany Hunt

With Ellie

I have been working at Ash Farm for 4 years where I have done my Level 2 and Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Animal Care at Broomfield College. I have recently done a dog first aid emergency canine care course. I have 3 Golden Doodles; George, Lottie and Ellie. We bred Lottie with another Golden Doodle and I helped throughout the pregnancy and looking after the puppies when they were born. I have also got a cat called Rosie who we rescued, we found her abandoned nearby where we live.




Boo

I am the cattery receptionist, having a well-deserved rest after hard day of eating and checking all the cats are ok. All you cat lovers who come to visit will see me prowling around making sure all the customers feel happy or in reception to greet you and have a good old tummy rub. All the Ash Farm staff rescued me as I was left at the cattery and never got collected. Lucky for me I have now found my forever home where I am much loved and spoilt by everybody Ė customers and staff alike.