Trixie Howard RVN DipCABT DipNut
Trixie qualified as a veterinary nurse at the Royal Veterinary College, London in 1996.
Since then she has worked in a variety of small and large animal practices in the UK and Australia.
She completed a Diploma in Nutrition in 1999, and qualified as a veterinary nurse assessor and trainer in 2002, spending several years involved in teaching, training and assessing VNs.
Trixie began studying canine and feline behaviour in 2005. In 2009 she completed the COAPE advanced diploma in companion animal behaviour and training (upgraded 2016) and is a member of the CAPBT (the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers). In 2010 Trixie completed the APDT (the Association of Pet Dog Trainers) foundation course.
Trixie now runs her own pet behaviour business, offering Dog and Cat behaviour consultations and training, teaches ‘Puppy Life Skills’ socialisation classes and as from March 2018 the new Adolescent dog classes and runs the behaviour clinics at Coastway Veterinary Group in their 7 practices in the Brighton and Sussex area.
She also heads up the COAPE team of veterinary nurses at Nestle Purina at, assessing dogs for their pets at work ‘Passpawt’ scheme and gives CPD talks to Veterinary staff.
Trixie is occasionally involved as an expert witness in dog related court cases, writes articles on various aspects of dog and cat behaviour, and gives talks on various subjects as a visiting lecturer.
She has a huge interest in conservation and wild life having been to Africa as a volunteer with lion conservation and South Africa with the World Veterinary Service
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