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Our Team

Dr Bronwen Bollaert

Director & Behaviour Veterinarian

Dr Bronwen Bollaert

BVSc, MSc, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour), FFCP (Veterinary)

"Animals are fascinating! How and why they do what they do is so interesting to me – the way the brain functions, how an animal’s development, environment and learning all interact to influence the way it behaves. As in human psychology, psychiatry and brain function knowledge is increasing and we are starting to learn really exciting and interesting new things in this field. Seeing the transformation of a terrified and nervous animal, with gentle and appropriate care, to enjoying life along with the owner’s wellbeing also improving is very rewarding."

Dr Bronwen has worked in general practice, zoo medicine, research and welfare over the last 20 years. She has always been fascinated by animal behaviour and this interest has grown into managing behaviour patients in her dedicated Veterinary Behaviour practice.

Dr Bronwen holds several degrees and qualifications: Bachelor of Veterinary Science, a Master of Veterinary Science and Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists Veterinary Behaviour Chapter. She is also the current President of the Veterinary Behaviour Chapter of the ANZCVS and is on the Expert Advisory Committee of the Delta Institute.

Dr Bronwen regularly presents at conferences, continuing education seminars and programmes for other veterinarians, veterinary nurses and animal trainers. She believes that ongoing education is vital to improving outcomes for her patients and their carers, and enthusiastically learns from others and shares this knowledge. 

She is looking forward to meeting you and your pet and assisting with working on improving your life together.

Jessie Dewsnap

Veterinary Nurse, Behavioural Trainer & Coach

Jessie Dewsnap

Cert IV (Veterinary Nursing), Cert IV (Companion Animal Services), FFCP (Veterinary)

Jessie is a Fear Free Certified® Veterinary Nurse and professional dog trainer. Jessie is absolutely fascinated with animal behaviour and loves discussing behaviour and low-stress vet visits with pet parents. Jessie has gained a Certificate II in Animal Studies, a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services though Delta Institute as well as becoming a certified Fear Free Veterinary Professional. Jessie has continued her education by attending many seminars and completing courses in animal behaviour including the Michael Shikashio's Aggression in Dogs Master Course.  

Jessie finds joy in helping people improving their relationship and strengthening communication with their pets.

In her spare time, Jessie loves traveling with her husband and hiking with their dogs Shadow, an Australian Kelpie, and Bollo, a Jack Russell. Jessie also has two playful Bengal cats named Babou and Vedder.

Tara Ellis

Client Care

Tara Ellis

BAppSc (Animal Studies), Cert IV (Business Administration), FFCP (Veterinary)

Tara is our amazing Client Care Representative and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Animal Studies, a Certificate IV in Business Administration and is a Fear Free Certified® professional.

She has held many different roles over her 20+ years of veterinary clinic experience and has worked in specialist, emergency, and general practice clinics before becoming a behavioural team member with us.  

Tara has had animals her entire life and grew up in the country with multiple furry family members. She has a 17-year-old Beagle x Jack Russell Terrier, Syrrah, and loves spending time with her family, running marathons, and travelling.