Chief Inspector Mark Gent (Cleveland)
Mark was a vet nurse before he became an inspector in 2001. He then went on to become a chief inspector in 2011, but still loves putting the skills he leant as a vet nurse to good use.
The job for him is as much about helping animals as educating people and encouraging them to take their responsibility to animals seriously.
He has four dogs, including a Border Terrier which is his favourite breed – 'they're like old grandmas!'.