I first became interested in cat behaviour when I was working at an animal shelter. I wanted to learn more about the feline residents and how to make their environment better suited to their behavioural needs.
I have since completed an Advanced Certificate in Feline Behaviour 'with distinction' through the International Society of Feline Medicine, a Diploma in Feline Behaviour and Psychology 'with distinction' through the Centre of Excellence and an Advanced Certificate in Feline Nursing and Behaviour through International Cat Care. These are in addition to my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and Cert IV in Companion Animal Services. I am also currently completing a Diploma in Advanced Feline Behaviour through Compass in the UK.
I am constantly updating and adding to my skills base through further study so that I can bring the very latest in cat behaviour research to my clients.
I am a committee member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia, a professional body with a code of ethics I abide by in my work with clients and their pets. I am a force-free, positive reinforcement advocate in all of my work. I also write regular cat behaviour articles for the Guild's magazine "Barks From the Guild".
Last but not least, I am a qualified dog trainer so am equipped to help solve problems between cats and dogs in the family home.
I currently share my home with two cats - a handsome 19yo gent named "Mr Poo" (long story) and a sassy 15yo lady named "Lily" (pictured with me above). There's also my husband and two dogs - all of whom the cats...ummm...tolerate!