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Meet the Team

Matthew Cornell - Chingford Kennels General Manager

Matt is a lifelong dog lover and joined Chingford Kennels as General Manager in May 2005. He manages all aspects of the kennels including Boarding, Quarantine, our pet cemetery near Waltham Abbey and Hydrotherapy. As well as being a keen dog owner Matt enjoys the cinema, running marathons and is the proud father of twin boys.

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Kimberley Tomlinson - Kennel Manager

Kimberley joined the Chingford Kennels team as a Kennel Assistant in 2008 and was promoted to Kennel Manager in 2016.  In this time Kimberley has been fully office trained and gained her Level 3 qualification as a canine hydrotherapist.  A highly keen learner, Kimberley often finds new ways to enhance her knowledge of animals and their care and in enrolled on various animal-related courses.  Kimberley has fostered many cats and kittens who went on to be rehomed and is the proud owner of three wonderful cats, all of who were foster kitties of hers originally.

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Diane Dent - Kennel Manager

Diane joined Chingford Kennels in 2015, first as a Kennel Assistant and was later promoted to Kennel Manager.  Diane has over 10 years experience working within a kennel/cattery environment, mainly in well-known charities such as Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and the RSPCA.  She is highy knowledgeable in dog care, welfare and behaviour and will always ensure your dog's needs are put first.

Diane is the proud owner of a 17 year old ginger boy called Ginge who decided to adopt Diane when he was two years old!

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Chloe Joseph - Office Manager

Chloe joined Chingford Kennels in 2007 as a work experience student whilst studying Animal Care/Management at Capel Manor College and became Office Manager in 2013.

Chloe is the proud owner of many dogs and a rabbit called Popeye.  In her spare time Chloe enjoys socialising with friends and listening to music as well as visiting White Hart Lane to support her favourite football team Tottenham Hotspur.

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Kennel Assistants

Our carefully selected Kennel Assistants are keen animal lovers who are totally committed to the care of your pets.

As well as ensuring animals in our care have clean and comfortable accommodation and plenty to eat and drink they also play a very important role in giving your pets love and attention whilst they are staying with us.