Des Whittall, Group Manager

When Lou and I bought Resort for Pets in 2012, it was a big change for both of us. Prior to that I'd only worked for large companies, always having the support of an HR department or IT team to help me along. With Resort for Pets, Bandy and I are the HR team, the IT support team and the Operations team, all rolled into one. It's been a fun ride and I've learned a lot. I'm incredibly proud of the way that the Resorts have grown, including the new site that we built close to Haslet. Hopefully that won't be our last.

As the group manager, I oversee the management team to ensure that we achieve our ambitions for quality of care and ensuring that whenever you trust one of your furry family members to us, we take the best possible care of them allowing you to enjoy your time away, worry free. We've built a great team and I'm proud to be part of it.

Outside of work most of my time is spent with my family. I have 2 children, Charlotte and Ivy - you will see both of them around the hospital from time to time.