I have been a registered vet nurse since 2006, specialising in exotics, wildlife and animal behaviour.
Since leaving practice, I have continued to volunteer with wildlife charities - something I've found rewarding since I was a child - and have been working towards a Canine Behaviour degree, which I hope to formally utilise as part of Big Bad Wolf soon. I update and expand my knowledge constantly; I am currently also completing courses and qualifications in Canine Wellness, Zoopharmacognosy, Canine Massage and Canine Herbalism - to list but a few!
I have a keen interest in proving that love guided by good nutrition, regular exercise (both physical and mental) and owner-education play an equal part in enabling our dogs to lead happy, healthy lives - and Big Bad Wolf gives me the opportunity to do that.
For your peace of mind, I'm also fully insured and a member of the PDWA (Professional Dog Walkers Association).
The Long and Short of it
Alongside Big Bad Wolf, I am also helping set up and raise funds for 'The long and Short of it': a non-profit dog rescue organisation, based in North Norfolk, UK. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home dogs from the island of Nevis, as well as those in the local area. We aim to educate and promote welfare within the communities we work with, and to provide support and veterinary care to all those that need our help.
We also offer support to other established charities; providing fully vetted, loving foster homes, and ensuring the successful integration of dogs into forever homes.
Please see the website or contact me for more info:
Links of interest
Advanced Diploma Canine Behaviour (ongoing)
A Levels: Biology, Psychology, English Literature and English Language.
HND Animal Sciences
NVQ 2 and NVQ 3 Veterinary Nursing
Canine First Aid
Raw Food Advisor
Complete Canine Wellness
Galen Massage Therapy (Introduction)