About Katrina

Dr Katrina Ward BVSc MANZCVS CMAVA BMA graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1992 and the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Musical Arts in 2018. She has worked as a veterinarian in Australia and England for 20+ years, with all types of animals from turtles to cattle, in all forms from orthopaedic surgery to cancer therapy. Since studying behavioural medicine and focusing on the mental welfare of her patients, she has acquired Membership to the Australia and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2008.

"MEMBERSHIP OF THE COLLEGE IS AN OFFICIAL RECOGNITION OF A VETERINARY SURGEON’S KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE IN A DESIGNATED FIELD OF VETERINARY SCIENCE. MEMBERSHIP IS AN INDICATION TO THE PROFESSION AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF AN ADVANCED PRACTITIONER, REPRESENTING A MIDDLE-TIER OF KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCE AND EXPERIENCE IN A SPECIFIC AREA OF VETERINARY PRACTICE. MEMBERSHIP IS NOT A SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION. MEMBERSHIP REQUIRES EXAMINATION WITH MEMBERS SIGNIFIED BY POST-NOMINALS MANZCVS." (quoted from the ANZCVS)

Katrina is a Chartered Member of the Australian Veterinary Association, member of the International Society of Anthrozoology and a past President of the Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group. She has also been appointed to the Special Council of the Pet Professional Guild Australia and works with local Councils on many actions, including the Southern Cat Management Working Group. 

Katrina’s passion is about helping to keep pets and their people together; harmoniously and kindly and to ensure the welfare of all species is respected.

Her thorough approach will include observing your pet’s behaviour, assessing them for medical problems which may be contributing to the problem, explaining why they are behaving as they are, provide individualised and scientifically proven solutions to meet the needs of you and your pet and give ongoing support. She can also prescribe appropriate medication if this is necessary.

 

 

 

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