Animals are fascinating! How and why they do what they do is so interesting to me – the way the brain functions, how an animal’s development, environment and learning all interact to influence the way it behaves. As in human psychology, psychiatry and brain function knowledge is increasing and we are starting to learn really exciting and interesting new things in this field. Seeing the transformation of a terrified and nervous animal, with gentle and appropriate care, to enjoying life along with the owner’s wellbeing also improving is very rewarding.
Dr Bronwen has worked in general practice, zoo medicine, research and welfare over the last 17 years. She has always been fascinated by animal behaviour and this interest has grown into managing behaviour patients in her dedicated Veterinary Behaviour practice.
She is looking forward to meeting you and your pet and assisting with working on improving your life together.
Narelle is a Fear Free Certified® Registered Veterinary Nurse, currently working in both the emergency and critical care department at the University of Queensland as well as with Healthy Pet Veterinary Services.
Narelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology and Conservation Biology in 2012. Due to her passion for animal training, she decided to pursue a career in the animal industry, further completing a Certificate II in Animal Studies, a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing, Part 1 of the Delta Institute: Companion Animal Training Program and becoming an Elite Fear Free Certified® professional.
Narelle has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Class 1 Honours degree specialising in animal behaviour, whilst also attaining the Dean’s Commendation for academic excellence. She is now working towards the goal of attaining her VTS in behaviour.
Being strongly focused on positive reinforcement and animal behaviour, Narelle is motivated by and strives to reduce the stress of all patients in her work environment.
Narelle is available for behaviour modification sessions, emergency management advice, nurse consults (including cartrophen injections, weight management/nutritional plans, prophylactic care and administration etc.) and co-operative care lessons Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Bea is a qualified Dog Behavioural Trainer who completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services though Delta Institute while gaining work experience in a busy shelter environment. During her years at the RSPCA, she assessed and helped rehabilitate rescue dogs as a Rehabilitation Assessor and Trainer and has fostered many dogs from Maltese to Maremma sheepdogs.
Being a Fear Free certified professional and and accredited member of the Delta Institute and The Pet Professional Guild Australia, Bea is committed to force-free training methods. She is always keen to learn more about animal behaviour and keeps herself up-to-date with the latest research by attending conferences and seminars.
Bea has a rescue dog, Bindi, who has taught her a lot about dog behaviour and how to live a happy, fulfilling life with a special dog.
Bea is available for behaviour modification sessions, one-on-one training, emergency management advice, and co-operative care lessons on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. She runs puppy school and juvenile/adolescent classes on weeknights.
Cert III in Business Administration
Meet our lovely receptionist, Sasha, who is the newest member joining our growing team. Sasha has Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing and has over 6 years of experience working with all types of animals from livestock to wildlife at the busy RSPCA Wacol shelter.
Before working in the animal industry, Sasha held a customer-facing office job and completed Certificate III in Business Administration.
Sasha is compassionate about animal welfare and is keen to further her knowledge in animal behaviour.
Sasha has two rescue dogs, Hugo and Charlotte and loves spending time with her family, doing arts and crafts and meditates in her free time. She is always cool, calm and collected – not much phases her except handling snakes…
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