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 twenty-five 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, and three cheeky cats.

Jade Currie

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

 

Jade has worked as a behavioural trainer for the past eight years. She has worn many different hats throughout her career, including managing a team of behavioural trainers at a large welfare organisation, puppy development and training for aspiring guide dogs, and consulting as a subject matter expert on behaviour and handling techniques for staff and community education programs at another large welfare organisation.

 

Jade is passionate about animal training for all species and enjoys working with dogs, cats, and parrots. She has a compassionate approach to behaviour modification and is committed to practising force-free training using the latest scientifically-proven methods.

 

Jade shares her home with her partner and her adored senior mixed breed dog who was rescued from a hoarding situation. Foster cats, kittens, and the occasional dog also frequent their home.

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Seren Robinson

BSc (Animal Health and Disease)

 

After completing a Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Disease, Seren decided to pursue her passion for animal behaviour and is currently completing a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services through the Delta Institute.

 

She has been involved in the behaviour department of a large welfare organisation in several capacities: as a volunteer, behavioural trainer, and in a leadership role. Seren has experience delivering behaviour modification programs for dogs in the shelter environment, collaborating with different teams in the pursuit of improving animal care, being involved in private behaviour training, and educational programs.

 

Seren is dedicated to evidence-based, force-free training, and values a compassionate approach for both animals and the people who care for them. She regularly shares her home with a range of foster animals in their journey towards their adoptive homes.

To make an appointment, call 0414 588 586 or email us at info@wildthingsvbs.com.au.