With an engineering drawing office and Admin background, Joanne later joined an Electrical Specialists and was involved in H & S., fire alarm, portable appliance, emergency lighting and electrical testing before being promoted to Company Secretary. She had always had a passion for animals, volunteering for the care of and fostering cats, so when the opportunity arose to work for a Veterinary Practice, she jumped at the chance! Starting as Receptionist, she was promoted to Head Receptionist then to both Regional Trainer and Staff Representative on an Information Consulting Committee, finally being promoted to Practice Administrator. She took an enforced break from her career when both parents became ill. Returning to work for an Animal Rescue Centre, she then became Practice Administrator and H & S Officer for a First Opinion Vets, eventually joining SCVS as Receptionist and Administrator. She became SCVS H & S Officer in 2018 and has successfully completed courses in “Occupational Health and Safety” and a “Managing Safely” course, approved by the Institution of Occupational Safety. She will shortly complement her qualifications, taking a National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. In her spare time, she is a carer for her Mum and enjoys yoga and pilates.
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