• Meet the team

  • As clients you may be interested to know a little bit about the people you talk to here at VIPS HQ. We are a friendly team who love to talk to our clients and pet sitters.

      • Louise Root

        Director

      • Louise is the business owner; she set up VIPs in 2001 after working as a veterinary nurse for 11 years. Since then it has grown into the largest pet service agency in the south east. Louise has worked hard to maintain VIPs high standard of service and great reputation so we can continue to grow. She has two young children who keep her busy when she is not in the office.

      • Vicky

        Office admin

      • Vicky started with us in July 2015 coming from an NHS office admin background, having worked in a large hospital. Vicky has two pug dogs, Omie and Molly which she adores. She is a true animal lover, and working at VIPs is her dream job!

      • Vanessa

        Office Admin

      • Vanessa has been with us since April 2013 she is a qualified Veterinary nurse, prior to joining VIPs she was practice manager for two Veterinary practices. When not at work she spends her time with her three teenage children, husband and her two cats, Fatty and Thomasina!

      • Sam

        Social Media and marketing

      • Sam started with VIPs in August 2017. She is a Registered Veterinary Nurse that lives and breathes marketing and social media. We are excited to have Sam join us, with her extensive veterinary and animal knowledge combined with marketing skills, she is a great asset to VIPs.

Careers

We are always on the lookout for people who love animals just as much as we do. If you are interested in working with our team or hearing about our current opportunities, please email us at:

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    • By K. Horton

      Date August 2018

      5 Stars
    • Wendy is wonderful! This was new for us as we have never left our two boys for a week or used a pet sitter before but it could not have been easier. She looked after them beautifully and they were so relaxed and happy when we came home. She kept us updated everyday and we came home to a spotless house. Would love to use her again in the future and will be recommending VIP to our doggy friends!

    • By E. Jones

      Date April 2019

      5 Stars
    • We have never been away feeling so relaxed and confident our dog was in good hands. Mark and his family were so welcoming and reassuring. We had regular updates on Sunday’s adventures and she was returned absolutely exhausted from all the fun. Couldn’t recommend Mark more highly.

    • By S. Hoptroff

      Date December 2018

      5 Stars
    • This was our first time using a pet sitter and naturally I was anxious. However, Janey completely put my mind at rest, the cats warmed to her quickly and kept to their normal routine under her care. I cannot recommend Janey highly enough – both our cats and home were perfectly looked after in our absence. Five Stars, Janey! Five Stars, Very Important Pets!

    • By A. Dwyer

      Date May 2021

      5 Stars
    • I loved the “report card” from my sitter on my cats!I remain very pleased with the service from VIPs. It gives me peace of mind when I am away. Thank you!

    • By J. Pyshorn

      Date October 2018

      5 Stars
    • Christina is a delight and Hector always looks so happy – we are so happy with the arrangement. Thank you

    • By Lee Danks MRCVS, Paws Inc. Veterinary Clinics

      Date January 2019

      5 Stars
    • VIPs has been operating in our neighbourhood for a number of years. Having been recommended to countless numbers of clients, never have I heard a bad word against them. The staff are ever-professional (having been recruited even from our own flock!), the services they offer are all encompassing and they really have an ‘animal sense’ about them; meaning pets are at home under their care.

    • By S. Kamath

      Date September 2018

      5 Stars
    • Kieran is extremely professional and cares about making sure my cat is happy and safe. I have had Kieran take care of my cat several times, and now I trust him to the extent that I am willing to plan my travel around his availability!

    • By Lesley Holt VN Practice Manager, Kydd & Kydd Veterinary Health Centre

      Date December 2018

      5 Stars
    • Kydd and Kydd Veterinary Health Centre has had a long association with VIPs who are a reliable and responsible organisation. We are happy to recommend their services to our clients as we feel confident that they will take the best care of the pets in their charge.

    • By S. Barry

      Date March 2022

      5 Stars
    • Bea was absolutely fantastic, a wonderful lady, and our dogs took to her straight away. She took very great care of our dogs, and also of me as I was going for a medical procedure and was home alone, she ensured I was on before leaving. We would be delighted to have Bea take care of our dogs again. Many thanks, as we edge close to our 10 years with VIP, I want to thank you for your continued great service.

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    • By E. Robinson

      Date May 2019

      5 Stars
    • Tracy is the best and my two cats (who are generally difficult with almost everyone) just love her – thank you!