Our Team

Here at Fern Farm, each member of staff brings valuable experience to ensure your dog or cat is looked after to a high standard. Our ethos is to provide a safe and stimulating environment which your pet can enjoy to the full at this Cotswold country retreat. Customer service is paramount and by living on site we are able to provide flexibility with pick up and delivery times to suit you, as well as ensuring your pet has company all day long.

 

All staff at Fern Farm are qualified in Dog First Aid and are trained in Canine Behaviour.

CAMILLA HARRIS
CANINE COUNTRY CLUB OWNER

Camilla has been a licensee for several years and is second generation to run the business. She oversees the running of all aspects of Fern Farm and over the last few years has expanded the range of services and facilities on offer to achieve the sought after five star rating from Wiltshire Council for having the highest standards. Camilla holds a Diploma in Animal Care and has a strong ethos for ensuring that the welfare of guests and customer service is paramount. Camilla is proud owner of her dachshund Boris and in her spare time enjoys riding her horse Blossom.

CAROLE
FOUNDER OF FERN FARM

Having introduced dog boarding to Fern Farm in the 1980s, Carole has seen the business evolve over the years and is a licensee alongside her daughter Camilla. She has recently retired from being a dog groomer for 25 years but still provides valuable support in the running of the business. In the past, Carole has also been a breeder of Dachshunds and enjoys going on holiday in her motor home.

RUBY
SENIOR CANINE COUNTRY CLUB ASSISTANT

Ruby assists in the daily running of Fern Farm and has a keen interest in canine nutrition. She graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a BSc Honours in Animal Science and gained Raw Expert Certification from Natures Menu in 2020 as part of her CPD. Working at Fern Farm combines her love for dogs, photography for our social media, the English countryside and the ability to extend her training and knowledge. In her spare time, Ruby enjoys gun dog training with her Springer Spaniel Otto.

GEORGIE
CANINE COUNTRY CLUB GROOMER & ASSISTANT

Georgie is an experienced City and Guilds qualified Dog Groomer who produces grooms to a very high standard for both day care and boarding guests, as well as local clients. Georgie has a strong understanding of dog behaviour which she transfers to create a calm, stress free environment in the Canine Country Club Salon. Georgie competes in dog agility with her Collie in her spare time.

SPIKE
RESIDENT VETERINARIAN

Spike provides welfare and nutritional support to guests. He graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006, has gone from running his own six vet practice to specialising more recently in high level performance horses. He is also the vet for the Great Britain Junior Eventing Team. In his spare time, Spike enjoys training his working cocker spaniel ‘Barney’, going to the races and is a keen skier.

OLIVIA
CANINE COUNTRY CLUB ASSISTANT

Olivia originally joined the team in September 2020 for work experience from Bath College and has quickly developed skills such as behaviour training, kennel and feeding management ‘the Fern Farm way’, as well as ensuring owners are given quality feedback on their dog’s stay. She now works here three days per week and is a valued member of the team continuing to grow her canine knowledge. Olivia has competed in dog agility with her dog Merlin and in her spare time enjoys riding horses and walking her dogs.

ABIGAIL
DOG AGILITY TRAINER

Fern Farm is home of Abigail’s club, Bath and Bristol Agility. Offering one to one, group and residential training for guests. She is a champion dog handler, has been a frequent GB team member and competed internationally, having won at Crufts and qualified for Olympia for many years. Abigail enjoys training dogs and handlers of all breeds and abilities.

GEOFF
GUN DOG TRAINER

Geoff is one of the most renowned and respected trainers and field judges in the country. Training dogs from puppyhood to field trial champion standard. He offers one to one, group and residential training here at Fern Farm and, even if you have no interest in shooting or competition, Geoff can help you have an obedient dog by learning the basic skills and applying them correctly.

COLIN
Trainer

Colin has over 25 years of experience, offering a full range of classes from puppy training to behaviour consultations here at Fern Farm. He has a positive reinforcement ethos to ‘teach a dog to want to do what you want it to do’ as his philosophy on training. His strong belief in that dog behaviour issues are best corrected with reward based training using classical and operant conditioning techniques makes him a fantastic addition to the team here.