Rachel came into the veterinary industry later in life after being a self-employed childminder for over 13 years, looking after children from 3 months to 14 years of age. This career allowed Rachel to be at home for her own children as well as foster cats and kittens for an animal charity. Always having a love for animals, Rachel completed a Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management in 2012 increasing her knowledge and experience of handling and caring for a variety of animals from small furries to exotics and large animals. This lead to a career in the veterinary industry and her plans to become a qualified registered veterinary nurse. Rachel worked for a leading small animal veterinary charity for over 6 years as a qualified veterinary care assistant, before joining the Aireworth Vets team in 2018. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, gardening, horse riding and catching up with friends and family.