Lab and Pharmacy Technician
Steph began her journey in the animal industry in college where she studied Animal Management, taking a particular interest in microbiology, and working on farms and in pet shops to further her experience. In 2019, Steph completed a degree in Animal Behaviour, and Human Psychology at the University of Chester, where she majored in subjects such as parasitology, human biological psychology, and animal anatomy and physiology. Steph joined the Chestergates team in December 2019 as the Lab and Pharmacy Technician.
Her role involves pharmaceutical stock maintenance, processing in-house and external lab samples and additionally, ordering general products for the hospital. Steph enjoys the role of running multiple and various diagnostic tests each day for lots of wonderful cats and dogs. This role has allowed Steph to further her knowledge on subjects such as Haematology, Biochemistry, and Endocrinology, as well as human and animal pharmaceuticals.
She has also developed skills in microscopic analysis including urinalysis, a particular interest to learn and understand what happens ‘behind the scenes’ on a cellular level. Outside of work, Steph likes reading, walking her dog and tending to her Bearded Dragon, Apollo.