Dr Trepheena Hunter
Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Board-certified Veterinary Behaviorist, BAgSc (hons), MAgSci, BVSc (hons), MANZCVS (behaviour), DACVB, Elite Fear Free Certified Professional, Member of the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners
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 two cats, turtles, and chickens.