Meet The Team

Untitled-7Lorren Barham | Animal Hydrotherapist

Lorren, the owner and operator of the hydro underwater treadmill and therapist in the pool, manager of Pet Wellness Worx and loving mom of not one, not two, but FOUR four-legged kids. Not to mention her parrot Gizmo, who chatters all day…

Lorren understands, better than most, the important role of post-surgery rehabilitation, as well as the recovery techniques used to treat auto immune disorders, including degenerative myelopathy, neurological spinal prolapse and hip dysplasia, because her own clan of pooches has suffered from all of the above

Lorren realized that it was imperative to provide all these forms of treatment at one location.  With the benefits of holistic care in mind, she decided to follow her passion and start Pet Wellness Worx. Well aware of the important role healing, rehab and wellness play in creating a better quality of life for pets, she decided to spread the love. Now pet lovers have access to all these specialized services under one roof!

With her corporate background, and her love for animals, she decided to follow her heart and passion, and link her profession to pet care. “I love showing my Frenchies, and prior to them, my boxers, in the breed ring. I also love training on a Saturday in Pinelands at Cape Province Dog Club with Boris and on a Sunday in Milnerton at Cape Handlers Dog Club with Busta. I enjoy doing Tellington TTouch Therapy on my bird as well.”

Lorren was trained in the UK at Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre and has acquired invaluable techniques for recovery and rehabilitation in water.  Typical cases were post-injury, post-surgical, weight-management, geriatrics and convalescence. She has a three year National Diploma in Agricultural Management, Level 1 and 2 Hills & Level 1-4 Royal Canine Veterinary Nutrition Advisor certificate and has completed the theoretical component of The Caninolgy Canine Body Worker course.

Lorren strives to help animals with obesity-related conditions by using exercise on the underwater treadmill.  She also works with canine athletes for pre-event conditioning, using the most advanced companion animal rehabilitation equipment in the industry.

Lorren is a highly motivated team player who combines initiative with immense passion and empathy for canines. She is committed to providing the highest quality care for her patients.

DanielleCowingDanielle Cowing | Animal Hydrotherapist

Dani is a Human qualifed physiotherapist, and completed her Fast Track Hydrotherapy Certificate as well as the Advanced Underwater Treadmill certificate through Greyfriars UK 2016 and commencing her Diploma with PACE (Physiotherapy for Animals Clinical Excellence) this year though Animal Physiotherapy Group of SA. She loves her three pooches, kitten and parot to the moon and back. She is also showing little Amira her Boston Terrier.

Sheena Drummond | Reception

Sheena’s love and passion for animals is evident, as all our clients would know. She is caring and compassionate in all her dealings with pooches. If you need anything dog or pet related, she will be able to find it for you.

Graham Punt

Graham, or as he is fondly know “Pa” (Lorren’s father) came out of retirement to help set up Pet Wellness Worx. He is a  gracious man with immense passion and love for all animals. He is an avid fisherman, enjoys braaing and will help just about anyone with anything.

Graham is the Facilities co-ordinator and Doggie-driver and will safely collect or drop off your pet.

Britta Morgenroth | Senior Animal Hydrotherapist

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After finishing school, she qualified in Industrial Design, but her heart was always close to the furry four-legged family variety, and is now pursuing a full time career at Pet Wellness Worx. While studying, she built up a successful part-time business, house-sitting homes with pets, and has regular dog-walking clients. Over the last four years Britta has gained experience through being a volunteer at Pets as Therapy (P.A.T.), visiting on a regular basis at local old age homes, and is getting involved in programmes involving pet therapy with children with special needs. She is a member of one of Cape Town’s largest dog clubs, where she trains, stewards and competes in competitive obedience and has a few rosettes under her belt! She has also attended courses in obedience, pet first aid, pet wellbeing, Canine Good Citizen, just to name a few. With her positive attitude and her aptitude towards animals, Britta is following her dream to study and work in the pet service industry. Britta has started her COAPE Behaviour Training course and commences her canine body worker course in June 2015.

Marion Vercueil | Receptionist

My name is Marion I was a Veterinary Receptionist for many years. I gained a lot of knowledge on different products and food whilst working at the vet and vet shop. My love and passion for animals and their unconditional love has taught me a lot. I currently own a Senegal Parrot named Ringo.

Casey Ward | Animal hydrotherapist & Behaviourist

After graduating her Honours in Ecological Science, Casey made the decision to follow her dream of working with dogs. She now teaches home obedience classes to puppies and adult dogs and is completing her Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour Management.  She has 4 furry children, her newest addition is Echo an Australian Shepherd. Her golden oldies are Piper a boxer, and two pugs Dash and Boucher.

Kristine Mylo | Animal Rehabilitation Prctitioner

Kristine has had a passion for animals from a very young age, sharing a home with many fur siblings over the years. She graduated with distinction from Equine-Librium College as a Veterinary Therapist and has a hard time choosing between dogs or horses as she is so passionate about both.  She is extremely honoured to have had her final year research reach podium presentation at both the EVDI and SAEVA conferences last year. She loves being part of the Pet Wellness Worx team and is driven to exceed all expectations in order to give her patients the best treatment and life possible.