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Head Receptionist

Hi! I’m Jess a Receptionist and Administrator here at Bright Side Vets! I started at Bright Side in Novemember 2020 but before this I was an Education Manager within a zoo and a Secondary School Teacher prior to that. I have a  BA Hons in Performing Arts and a PGCE secondary education, although none are animal related at all, after an injury to my back I decided to follow my second love and work around animals.

I’ve lived in Swadlincote since 2007 and when I’m not at work you can find me socialising with the local dance school, taking part in dance classes, and ferrying my two girls around to all their social commitments! My two girls, 8 and 4, are also massive animal lovers! I also volunteer for the Cinnamon Trust, a charity that offers dog walking services to those who are elderly or terminally ill to ensure they can keep their dog with them at home.

I have two cats, Dizzy and Amber. Amber is a very old rescue cat that we have had for 13 years. Dizzy was our neighbours cat who went missing for 8 years before being handed to the RSPCA to be reunited with his owners (our neighbours). Unfortunately he didn’t get along with their new cat so we took him on 6 years ago. We would also love another doggy (if my husband lets me) as we sadly lost ours in June 2021.

If I could own any animal it would be a sloth! Also I love Donkey’s and if I had lots of land for them I would own many!