The staff at you local pet shop are
Richard Angell BSc (Hons). Owner and founder of Angell pets Ltd. Dad and general dogsbody of the business and the family. Currently keeps two dogs, tropical fish, a bearded dragon, a bull snake and breeds tarantulas and used to breed ferrets. In the past has kept coldwater fish, birds (budgies, chickens, pheasants, ducks, even a gull once – long story), insects, horses, rabbits, ferrets (working) , gerbils and rats. Used to work in exotic animal business supplying the public, trade and zoos with everything from black widow spiders to coati mundis. Used to be operational manager of a major water treatment works and lecturer on water treatment for BTEC certificate and diploma, so handy for testing your aquarium water for you. Currently having to take some time off work due to a serious spinal injury and added complications caused by this injury. Long and complex diagnostic and corrective treatment currently underway before an eventual return to full time in the shop. Still available by phone for advice.
George Angell. No.1 son. George graduated in animal science with 1st class honours from the University of the West of England in 2015. He is also the winner of two awards for academic achievement at UWE. George has bred ferrets, royal pythons, corn snakes and birds of prey and used to keep lots of spiders. He has spent his time since graduating working on conservation projects all over the world including African game reserves, the Seychelles and Assumption island with vultures in Spain and in New Zealand. He has now returned to the UK and is working in Oxforfd as a technical advisor and instructor for students and for his expert knowledge of the natural environments of some of the animals they keep and we sell. George has also stepped in to assist his sister at weekends and a couple of evenings a week with the shop whilst I am off work with my current condition.
Billie Angell. Only daughter and fellow director of the business and manager of the shop. Billie has completed her animal welfare and retail management apprenticeship. She has kept rabbits, tropical fish, hog nose and milk snakes and tree frogs and somehow manages to keep animals forever (her Syrian hamster lived to over five years old!). She also used to keep guinea pigs and stick insects, so she is very experienced in animal care. Currently she is somehow running the business entirely on her own dealing with all aspects of the back office and running the shop on her own. Her brother has now come in to give her a little help in the shop on our busiest day, Saturday but as you can tell she is an extremely hard working, responsible and knowledgeable young woman!