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Vet in Abu Dhabi

Rory Shackleford

Pet Transport Coordinator and Business Development

Rory is from South Africa and has a degree in Wildlife Management from the NMMU in Port Elizabeth.

After finishing University, Rory worked in several game reserves within the wildlife hub of Hoedspruit in South Africa before moving to the UAE in 2012 to take care of a private collection in Al Ain.

He originally joined us at the GVC in 2014 in the position of veterinary nurse, which he really excelled at. Rory absolutely loves working hands-on with animals and due to his wildlife background, animal welfare is hugely important to him, thus fitting in perfectly with GVC’s ethos.

Rory then left us in 2016 to head out into the big wide world in order to gain some experience in the more commercial side of the veterinary industry and worked for a veterinary supplies distributor in Dubai.
But he couldn’t stay away for long due to the lack of hands-on work with the animals and he re-joined us, this time in the role of pet transport coordinator and business developer in October 2017.

Rory is very involved in the day to day running of Pets Go Global and works side by side with Joanna and Dr. Katrin to coordinate the best possible transport solutions for the animals traveling with us. He is extremely knowledgeable about the more challenging export countries such as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa and always manages to find ways of resolving even the most challenging cases.
Additionally, Rory is responsible for the business development side of PGG and for exploring ways in which we can support even more families and their pets when it comes to Pet Transport.

Rory loves the challenging side of the pet transport business and the fact that no 2 cases are ever the same. He loves providing the very best service for PGG’s clients and reuniting families with their pets!
Rory is extremely personable and enjoys chatting with owners at length in order to provide the best bespoke travel plans for your furry (or feathered, or scaly) family.