Committed to comprehensive care for your canine companion
Your pet couldn't be in better qualified hands
Jacqui's past experience includes starting up a licensed dog boarding business in Edinburgh providing tailor-made care for each individual dog, which quickly developed an excellent reputation amongst all her Clients. She is passionate about animals and her working career started as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse. She has always owned both dogs and cats and has a wealth of knowledge in their health and welfare. She is a Kennel Club Assured Breeder of Flat-coated Retrievers, and has gained valuable experience over the years in dog behaviour. She has a working knowledge of gundog training and regularly enjoys taking her own personally trained retrievers out to pick up on a shoot. Recently she has entered the dog show world and is enjoying some success with her dogs and those she has bred. You can read about her passion for dogs on her website www.montegrinoflatcoats.co.uk
Andrew Smith MBA MA
Having been in the Armed Forces for 34 years, and holding an MA and MBA in Business Management, Andrew will be focusing on an administrative role at Quintessential Quarters to make sure that things run with military precision! As a fitness fanatic, Andrew has always loved taking the dogs for a countryside run if they are fit enough to keep up with him. He also has a special place in his heart for cats as he grew up with them as a boy.
Rachael Smith DVM MRCVS
After 5 long years at University Rachael qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in January 2012. Since then she has completed a Feline Medicine Internship with the "Goddess of Cats" Professor Danielle Gunn-Moore and also spent time working in a very busy first opinion practice. Rachael has decided to specialise and recently accepted a position at Nottingham Universities veterinary hospital in Derby.
Rachael says "Our family are true animal lovers and I have no doubt that with the support of the excellent existing QQ team your dog or cat will be provided with gold standard care throughout their stay. When caring for animals attention to detail is of paramount importance and something my family takes great pride in being exceptional at, no ear infection, subtle lameness, depressed cat, anxious dog or runny poo will go unnoticed! You can rely on us to act in a prompt and sensible manner with great empathy for your pet. I also know that the staff at QQ are extremely knowledgeable because I have personally discussed husbandry and healthcare with them. Rest assured that the health and emotional well-being of your animal is our main priority, I will personally be involved in all activities at QQ and look forward to meeting you and your lovely pets!"
Josh is an English & Film Studies graduate, and is now undertaking an MA in Film Studies & Philosophy at Kings College London. Josh will have limited involvement at QQ due to his location, but just so you know who he is when he is at home - he's 6' 5" and has a Chihuahua / Corgi cross named Toby! He will be using his skills to produce some videos for our website when we are all settled in.