Her interest in animals started at a young age, and that interest turned into a career, she obtained her Veterinary Nursing Certificate, and began work in the Veterinary industry. Shivaun went on to do the Certificate of Canine Behaviour at UNITEC, the Certificate of Animal Welfare Investigations, and then a Bachelors in Applied Animal Technology, majoring in animal behaviour. Shivauns career in the animal industry is long and varied, spanning over 17 years, but she always returned to her greatest love, dogs. Her training and behaviour philosophy is based on the most up to date behaviour science. As part of Kiwi Vet Behaviour team she is committed to continuing education, to ensure our training methods remain in line with the latest advances in behaviour. It is with great pleasure that I welcome Shivaun to our training and support team in September 2020
BVSc - Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Massey University 2002
Dr Jess is a fully qualified Veterinarian with more than 17 years of experience in companion animal clinical practice. She has worked in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, as well as donating her time to charities in India, Greece, Portugal, Thailand, Panama, Mexico, Romania, Rarotonga and Gibraltar.
MANZCVS - Veterinary Behaviour
Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists 2014
Dr Jess is one of only 11 veterinarians in New Zealand with the Veterinary Behaviour qualification, having achieved membership in 2014 of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. The award of Membership of the College is conferred upon a veterinarian who is eligible to sit and successfully passes an examination in a given Membership subject.
Dr Jess's passion for modern scientific evidence to treat animal behaviour and welfare concerns means that at all times she keeps up with continuing professional development. She is a member of Pet Professional Guild (PPG), and Association of Pet Dog Trainers NZ (APDTNZ).