Saltersgate Primary School in Scawsby, Doncaster, recently welcomed representatives of Animalcare, the UK veterinary pharmaceutical company, to help plant 100 trees in the school grounds.

As part of the Forest School experience, pupils, staff and the Animalcare team planted new saplings, grown in the UK including Crab Apple, Hazel, Oak and Silver Birch, to create wildlife habitats and encourage biodiversity.

The children gained hands on experience of how trees are planted and learned about how trees impact the world we live in.

To facilitate the tree planting, Animalcare joined forces with Carbon Footprint, a company committed to helping environmentally responsible businesses reduce the impact their business activities have on the environment, and Tree Appeal, which works with environmentally responsible companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint to facilitate the tree planting.



Rachel Smithson, General Manager at Animalcare said:

‘We had a great day with the children from Saltersgate Infant School. We’d like to thank everyone who took part for helping us reach our aim of planting 100 trees. This is part of our commitment to environmental education and to reducing the impact we have on the natural world.’


Jenny Coy, Saltersgate Infant School’s Forest Schools Practitioner added:

‘The ethos of Forest School is one of child centred learning. Children can explore the natural environment and plant trees and seeds. We’d like to thank Animalcare for sponsoring these trees and for coming along to help plant them.’


UK veterinary pharmaceutical company Animalcare has announced the appointment of its new UK Sales Manager, David Selway.

David joins Animalcare bringing with him vast experience in sales and marketing gleaned from his work with major pharmaceutical companies as well as hands on experience in working with animals from his previous roles in animal health. 

As Sales Manager, David will be managing a team of eight Territory Managers, and his main focus will be on resource management and talent development within the organisation as well as supporting customer growth. From customer experience right through to sharpening the commercial team’s business acumen, David will play a pivotal role in the company’s growth strategy. 


David says: 

‘I am delighted to have joined Animalcare, a company which has been built on strong foundations with a legacy of high-quality products and a talented team. I believe that the next five years will see rapid evolution and growth and I am very much looking forward to being part of the next stage of its journey.’ 


David joins two other new starters at the company, Ben Higgins who is the Territory Sales Manager for South Wales and the South-West, and Laura Bell who takes up the role of Senior Territory Sales Manager covering Scotland, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Tyneside and Cumbria. 


Rachel Smithson, General Manager at Animalcare comments: 

‘We are delighted to welcome David, Ben and Laura to the Animalcare team. All three of them bring skills and experience which will prove invaluable to us. We are confident that they will be an integral part of the Animalcare team as we continue to grow and progress.’