Staff

Matt Nicholls

Matt Nicholls

Centre Manager

Matt joined the team in 2004 as an animal carer. Over the years Matt has developed particular skills relating to fundraising activities and continues to work to develop the sanctuary. Matt has particular interest's in cattle and horses. Matt says 'my passion is to educate young people within the local community about the responsibilities of pet ownership'

Joanne Rhys-Evans

Joanne Rhys-Evans

Animal Welfare Manager

Joanne became a member of staff in 2003 following a career in hairdressing. Joanne says "I wanted a new and rewarding career in animal rescue" Joanne has knowledge of all species of animals at the sanctuary but has a particular interest in pigs. Her favourite part of the day is contributing to improving the lives of all animals.

Annette Hale

Annette Hale

Animal Welfare Assistant Manager

Annette started helping at the sanctuary as a volunteer in 1999 and became the first employee of All Creatures Great and Small in 2001. She has a level 2 NVQ in animal care and is passionate about the welfare of all animals from hens to horses. Annette says "My favourite part of the day is hearing happy updates from the animals that have found their loving forever homes."

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Animal Welfare Assistant

Chris joined the team in 2006 after seeking a change in his career. He has studied an NVQ in animal care and has a particular interest in dogs. Chris says "I enjoy participating in the sanctuary's rehoming programme and have a passion for ensuring the sanctuary maintains a high standard of cleanliness"

Ben Merrick

Ben Merrick

Animal Welfare Assistant

Ben started volunteering at the sanctuary in summer 2013 and progressed later that year into becoming a member of staff. Ben continues to develop his knowledge and experience in the field of animal welfare and is currently studying towards gaining a qualification in animal care. Ben says "I have a particular interest in our canine friends but I'm looking forward to broadening my knowledge of the animal kingdom"

Antony Parker

Antony Parker

Animal Welfare Assistant

Louise Kilby

Louise Kilby

Animal Welfare Assistant

Rachel Day

Rachel Day

Fundraising Officer

Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winchester and has developed a number of valuable skills from working in customer service, marketing, events coordinating and education. Her favourite aspect of the job is creating new events that will appeal to the public and help generate more income. Rachel deeply cares about the welfare of all animals. " I hope to make more people aware of the sanctuary and the fantastic work it has done and continues to do."

Emma Jones

Emma Jones

Administration Officer

After completing a media based course Emma decided on a career change and started volunteering at the Sanctuary in 2015, progressing to joining the team a year later. Emma is a passionate advocate of animal welfare and loves cats, rats, bats and anything else that rhymes.

John Bills

John Bills MBI PDT

Dog Consultant

john@gelertdog.freeserve.co.uk

Heather Short

Heather Short

Charity Shop Co-ordinator

Heather can be contact at either Risca or Usk shops on 01291 672099 or 01633 614446

Sandra Harrison

Sandra Harrison

Charity Shop Coordinator

Sandra can be contacted at either Fairwater or Pontypool shops by calling 01633 872388 or 01495 740300.