Meet The Team

Untitled-7Lorren Barham (owner) | Nat Dip Agr | RCH | CCBW | MFR prac | pending CCRP

 

“Our mission is to give your pets the quality of life they deserve, making every precious moment count”

Lorren has been part of the dog fraternity since 1996 when she began showing her Boxer in the Breed ring. Dusty-Damsel was the reason she entered the field of pet rehabilitation as she needed therapy for an autoimmune neurological disease namely Degenerative Myelopathy in her old age.

She has a menagerie of pets at home including 4 dogs, 2 cats, 7 birds and a tortoise…. but who is counting…..

Her education includes a tertiary three year Diploma in Agriculture, CCBW, MFR, Pet Nutrition, Animal Behaviour, Tellington TTouch and she is in the process of completing her CCRP through the University of Tennessee.

She decided to follow her heart and passion when she started Pet Wellness Worx in November 2014.

She is busy in the Pet industry in South Africa and on both committees of SAAPRA and SAARCH. She prides herself on being a member on the international associations like IAVRPT,  NARCH and IAAMB.

Committee Member: https://saapra.co.za/ and http://saarch.org/

Association Member: http://sabcap.org.za

International Member: https://www.iavrpt.org/ and http://www.narch.org.uk/ and http://www.iaamb.org/

 

Danielle Cowing | Veterinary Therapist & Hydrotherapist | BSc Physio | RCH | pending CCRP

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself!”

Dani is a Human qualified physiotherapist, and completed her Fast Track Hydrotherapy Certificate as well as the Advanced Underwater Treadmill certificate through Greyfriars UK 2016. She is in the process of completing her Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner course through the University of Tennessee. She loves her three pooches, kitten and parrot to the moon and back. She is also showing little Amira her Boston Terrier who has already achieved champion status..

 

 

Sheena Drummond | Reception

To be part of a team that helps enrich an animals well being is a pleasure and a privilege.

Mahatma Gandhi  says it best – The Greatness of a Nation can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.

 

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

Fondly known as Pa, he is always willing to help in any Pooch dilemma

 

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.

 

 

Britta Morgenroth |  Animal Hydrotherapist & Body Worker

Be the person your dog thinks you are

After finishing school, she qualified as an Industrial Designer, but her heart was always close to the furry four-legged family variety, and is now a senior hydrotherapist at Pet Wellness Worx, she obtained her Diploma through Greyfriars Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Centre from the UK. She has built up a successful part-time business, house-sitting homes with pets, and has regular dog-walking clients. Over the last six 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. She is a member of one of Cape Town’s largest dog clubs namely Cape Handlers Dog Club, where she trains, stewards and competes in competitive obedience and working trials,  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. Britta has attained her COAPE Behaviour Diploma and qualified in 2016 as a Caninology Certified Body Worker.

 

 

Marion Vercueil | Receptionist

My love and passion  for animals and their unconditional love has taught me a lot

Marion was a Veterinary Receptionist for many years. She gained a lot of knowledge on different products and pet food whilst working at the vet and in the vet shop’s. Her love and passion for animals and their unconditional love have taught her a lot. She enjoys all the pets she meets at PWW and loves getting to know their owners and is always willing to help with almost anything.

 

Casey Ward | Animal hydrotherapist & Behaviourist

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t even know we had

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 | Veterinary Therapist

If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life

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 presentation reach the podium at both the EVDI and SAEVA conferences in 2016. 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 quality of life they deserve.

 

 

 

Tineka Kriel | Veterinary Therapist

Everything will be okay in the end. If it is not okay, it is not the end

Tineka loves all animals. As a child she enjoyed horse riding and continues still with her hobby into adulthood. She always wanted to work with these magnificent animals. She graduated with distinction from Equine Librium College as an Veterinary Therapist and fell in love with her canine patients. Her final year research paper reached international podiums. She worked in Namibia with equine patients for a short while before opening her practice Infinite Animal Therapy in Noordhoek in 2016. She joined PWW team in 2018 as a locum practitioner.

 

 

 

Anica Combrink | Animal Hydrotherapist

If I had a dollar for every time my dog made me smile I would be a millionaire

Anica started with PWW in 2017, where she worked and studied her way up to be a qualified Animal Hydrotherapist. Her passion has always been her pets, she has 2 dogs, 5 cats and many birds.

She is considering taking her studies further in the pet service industry and researching her options.

 

 

Tara Kotze | Animal Hydrotherapist

When I look into an animals eyes, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul

Tara started job shadowing with PWW 2016 and loved it so much she completed her Certificate in Animal Hydrotherapy in 2018. She is passionate about PAT (Pets as Therapy) and has completed her introductory course which complements her current studies in Human Psychology at SACAP.

She has 3 furry dog kids, who keep her very busy as well as a Lizzard Phoenix and a Ball Python Jace.

 

Zanfre Gorgosilich | Animal Hydrotherapist

You will never be alone (ever) or friendless if you have a dog so what can be better than to spend your day with friends (and make them feel better too!)

Zanfre is a qualified accountant and in 2018 she finally followed her dream of working with dogs and finished her Fast Track Certificate in Hydrotherapy.  She joined the Pet Wellness Worx team as a part time Hydrotherapist while still balancing the books full time.  Zanfre has 3 Rottweiler’s, Romy, Leo and Sparkles who suffer from both behavioural issues as well as various orthopaedic conditions.  Having to deal with the behaviour conditioning and rehabilitation of her own dogs at home is where it all started and eventually led to Zanfre doing what she loves even if it is only part time (and full time at home 😄).