The inspiration for starting this venture all came from a very personal experience. I found my pet greyhound, Henry one morning in a great deal of pain. He could not move his neck without yelping. Being a regular veterinarian I tried all the regular veterinary workups and treatments. A week went by and I could not shift his pain. I tried a qualified practitioner who practiced chiropractics and osteopathic therapies. The pain would not shift. Then finally, I consulted a colleague of mine who had just completed her veterinary acupuncture study. She performed one treatment and he was better the next day. I thought there has to be something in this and made a promise to myself to study acupuncture one day. So I suppose I have Henry and my colleague to thank for where I am now!
I graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1998. I have been working in small animal practice in South East Queensland for the last 20 years.
I have thoroughly enjoyed conventional veterinary practice and in my ongoing search to improve my skills and education, undertook the Certificate of Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute which constituted 130 hours of training.
I am also certified as a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Herbologist recognised by the China Society of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine (165 hours of training).
Following this I completed a Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine (980 hours of training).
I am a member of the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia, the American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
When I'm not working I enjoy the chaotic family life, my large vegetable garden and singing and playing guitar in a slightly above average, country tinged covers band.
My pets include Fred (Kelpie), Honey and Hazel (Dairy goats), chickens, ducks and of course, several children.