Dr Mami is a veterinarian who has worked in Tokyo and USA. She received her PhD at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine where her research was about Canine Compulsive Disorder. She has taught behaviour medicine at Kitasato University and Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University as an assistant professor for 9 years. Currently, she is working at Hills Pet Nutrition Japan while speaking worldwide about behaviour medicine to veterinarians and veterinary students. She is also seeing behaviour cases at Synergy Animal General Hospital receiving referral cases. She loves to talk and share about animal behaviour to veterinarians, vet students and pet owners the importance of human animal bond and animal welfare.
DVM ABVP Avian & ABVP Exotic Companion Mammals
Dr. Nicole graduated from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in the United States in 2003. In 2007 she became an avian specialist through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners and spent three years as a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine and later worked at Tai Wai Small Animal and Exotic Hospital. In 2015, she received her certification as an Exotic Companion Mammal specialist though the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners before coming back to Hong Kong to work at Zodiac Pet and Exotic Hospital. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on avian and exotic companion mammals. She is currently an associate editor for both the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery and the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
Dip VN (Dentistry), VTS (Dentistry)
An experienced and highly skilled Registered Veterinary Nurse in the veterinary dentistry field. She holds a Diploma in Veterinary Nursing (Dentistry) with 12 years’ experience in small animal general practice and became the first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry in Australia, through NAVTA's Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. Maggie is passionate about increasing standards of care of our dentistry patients through education of the entire veterinary team.
Julie graduated at National Taiwan University in 2002 where she also completed her master degree of veterinary medicine. Her professional interests include small animal clinical nutrition, small animal dermatology and communication. She has lectured in different countries in the Asian region. Her goals are to spread knowledge, in easy language, to help more pets receive better care. Julie currently is Professional Veterinary Affairs Manager of Hill’s Pet Nutrition Asia. In this role, she is able to contribute the most in veterinary education and professional service which she always passionate about.
Diploma of Animal Physiotherapy
Shirley studied veterinary nursing at AIRC (Australia) and had training in Diploma of Animal Physiotherapy at TCAP (UK). Shirley has worked as a veterinary nurse since 2001 in both Australia and Hong Kong. She is also one of the co-founders at AWARE Foundation; a registered charitable organization which brings educational experience to veterinary nurses and provide support to local veterinary teams to help stray animals in rural Asia.
Ph.D, RVN (Japan); RVN, Cert IV VN (Australia)
Nobu studied veterinary nursing in Japan then worked in Australia and Japan. He is currently senior lecturer in veterinary nursing at Kurashiki University Science and the Arts in Japan. He has lectured at conferences in Japan and recently completed his PhD on the topic of animal handling. He wrote and translated book chapter in a number of Japanese publications.
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