Dr Trepheena Hunter

Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, BAgSc (hons), MAgSc, BVSc (hons), MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), DACVB, Elite Fear Free Certified Professional


After completing a research degree in animal production, Trepheena made the change to animal health and became a veterinarian. Trepheena always had a passion for veterinary behaviour and started seeing behaviour clients as a new graduate in her first job. She has been a veterinarian for fifteen years during which time she has worked in mixed practice, small animal practice, behaviour practice and shelter behaviour. Trepheena has managed the behaviour department in a large open-intake shelter, as the Animal Behaviour Manager and then General Manager of Animal Welfare.

Trepheena has been working in behavioural practice for the past nine years. She undertook specialist training and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a registered Specialist in Animal Behaviour. She continues to consult for shelters, rescue groups and other animal organisations, lectures at conferences around Australia, and teaches shelter staff, trainers, veterinarians, and veterinary students.

Trepheena has an empathetic and pragmatic approach to veterinary behavioural medicine, working to support the human-animal bond using the latest scientific knowledge. Trepheena shares her home with her husband and two sons as well as her beloved Labrador, three cats, turtles and chickens.

Dr Emma Rigby

BVSc MANZCVS (Behaviour) Fear Free Certified


Emma has worked as a general practice veterinarian for 25 years, gaining valuable knowledge in medicine and surgery and building strong relationships with her clients and their pets. In recent years, her passion for behaviour medicine led her to attain further qualifications and focus on veterinary behavioural medicine.

For the past five years, Emma has worked in private behaviour practice and shelter behaviour, where she treated animals in the shelter and in their homes after adoption.

Emma shares her home with her husband, two teenage children, an aging Labrador mix and three cheeky cats.

Jade Currie

BSc (Animal Behaviour), Cert III Animal Studies, Nationally Accredited Animal Behaviour Trainer (Delta Society), Accredited mindDog Australia Trainer

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