Growing up on a cattle property in North Queensland, I spent most of my youth on horseback. I was drawn to natural horsemanship, and between competing with horses and working with cattle, I spent hundreds upon thousands of hours getting to know different animals around the land.
I took this love for living creatures to a professional level and in 1995, I graduated as a veterinarian. Initially I began in mixed practice, but moved into small animals practice when I tired of being kicked by cows!
My preferred location for consults is at the home of my clients. Animals usually dislike visiting a vet hospital, as painful and scary things often happen to them there, and we can’t tell them why. At home, I get to see happy and relaxed animals, which makes it much easier to work and communicate with them.
During my twenty-plus years of practice, I have developed a hands-on system of bodywork healing called Whole Energy Body Balance (WEBB). I have integrated this system into my regular vet practice, and believe it to be invaluable in helping with the wellbeing of animals.
I have a deep respect for holistic therapies, and will use the best of both complementary and conventional medicines in order to provide effective treatments. Animals deserve the same opportunities we afford ourselves, and as a health professional for all who are furry, feathery or scaly, it’s my duty to offer this to them.