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Emma Parkin

Emma Parkin

Biography for Emma Parkin

Emma started working as a veterinary nurse in 1997, and qualified in 2002 while working for the RSPCA.

Itchy feet took her off travelling shortly afterwards, and during her time abroad she gained a wealth of experience in a variety of challenging circumstances, such as working for an animal charity in Greece vaccinating and neutering the large feral and stray cat population, and helping to establish a charity clinic on the Thai island of Koh Tao.

Not content with domestic animals, Emma also worked at a Dubai zoo on an Arabian Leopard conservation and breeding project, before meeting some of Australia’s more unusual animal inhabitants while carrying out locum veterinary nursing work and fruitpicking as she backpacked around Australia.

Whilst in Australia, Emma met Ben, now her husband, and moved back to Huddersfield, bought a house and got Tallulah their cat (who may be smaller than Emma’s former leopard charges, but occasionally has grand designs!)

Emma has been with Donaldsons Vets since June 2009, and joined the dedicated ARC team a year later as the centre became steadily busier. As ever, she rapidly took on the new challenges of this demanding job, and greatly enjoys her work in this new field.