About Us

The South West Animal Nutrition centre (SWAN) is proudly owned and run by Sammie Hunt and her experienced team. Sammie has dedicated her life to animals and is passionate about sharing her extensive knowledge with pet owners.

Sammie grew up on a small holding in Hampshire, surrounded by all kinds of animals, she has fond memories of helping with everyday chores and caring for the animals around the farm. With that passion in her heart it drove her to pursue a career working with animals.

Through her 35 years of working with animals she has continually strived to improve her knowledge and understanding and quickly realised she wanted to specialise in domestic pets , with her underlying passion for dogs.

Along with Sammie’s extensive animal experience, she has worked along side, MOD Police Dog Guarding Service, rescued animals, veterinarians, trainers, behaviourists, breeders, and the pet food manufacturing industry.

Sammie holds an array of qualifications including: FdSc Degree Animal Health & Management, City & Guilds L3 Dip Canine Studies, City & Guilds L3 Dog Grooming, Canine First Aid, Natures Menu Raw Expert, NEBOSH IOSH, OHSAS 18001. Never one to rest on her laurels, Sammie is constantly continuing her professional development.

Sammie is a proud member of the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) and an Associate member of the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies (CIVT).

Sammie believes all pet owners should be able to access independent, scientific based, nutritional advice for their pets, to help keep them in tip top condition.

The SWAN centre is the sister company of Redpaw Pet Supplies.

Sammie with some of her own dogs.

Sammie has successfully worked with market leading pet industry manufacturing companies to manufacture ranges of foods for canines, felines, rabbits and ferrets. She has developed a range of nutritional supplements for Redpaw.

Through meeting pet owners at Redpaw, Sammie became aware of the need for an independent nutritional advice service in the South West. She has already helped hundreds of pet owners to improve their pet’s health, vitality and behaviour by making changes, that are species appropriate, for their pet’s diets.

Sammie holds face to face consultancy sessions via video or telephone calls and these are then followed up with a personalised pet diet plan.