Sam has always wanted to work with animals and started off her career working in quarantine kennels for two years. She then worked alongside a Newfoundland breeder for six months, taking care of their needs including the breeding and event showing side. Sam then went on to work for Friskies pet food company for 11 years. This involved the day to day care of over 200 dogs and cats and Sam was in charge of her own kennel block and regularly assisted with minor procedures alongside the duty vet. Sam joined the AHT in 2001 as a full-time Ward Assistant and has progressed on to Deputy Ward Manager. Her role oversees the daily running of the wards, making sure the patients and wards are hygienically maintained and cared for. Sam is also a fully qualified Hydrotherapist and holds Level 3 Certificates in Hydrotherapy.
The Animal Health Trust is a veterinary charity, based in Suffolk, which offers clinical referral services and diagnostic testing for horses, dogs and cats in East Anglia, across the UK and internationally. Through its research programmes it develops new diagnostic tests, treatments and vaccines to help thousands of animals.