Here you see me with my childhood bestfriend Monty. Our household was never without a pet, from frogs to horses, we had whatever I could convince my parents to let me bring home (sorry mum and dad).
I started volunteering while studying Veterinary Nursing at our local vet practice which lead me to fostering kittens and there my love for cats continued to grow. Working as a Vet Nurse I encountered many cats who exhibited problematic behaviours both at home and in the clinic as a result of their unique needs not being met. I knew I wanted to change that, but to do so would mean shifting my career focus. At the time and even now there are very few people working exclusively in cat behaviour, let alone in New Zealand.
Going back to university was a big adjustment but two years later I graduated with distinction and set out on my mission to change cat's lives (and their owners) for the better. I'm now a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild, International Society of Feline Medicine and the International Association of Animal Behavioural Consultants.
Auckland is where I currently call home, with my partner and our cat Norby. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, drinking copious amounts of tea, listening to true crime podcasts, baking and embroidery.
These general consults cover a variety of topics such as getting your first cat, moving house, and clicker training.
Consult packages for owners wanting to understand and address cat behaviour concerns in a practical and force-free manner.
I'm available for virtual and in-person (location dependent) speaking engagements, webinars, and training sessions.