Kerry Paterson BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour Science, VN.
My name is Kerry and I live in Calne with my five dogs, Lenny, Dug, Tess, Peggy & Pippa.
I grew up with the usual small furry pets, including hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits. Once I finished University, I rehomed my first dog, a border collie named Sparky who taught me a huge amount about the responsibilities of dog ownership. I have spent time volunteering at the Dogs Trust and fostering dogs for several different rescues, as well as looking after friends pets, ranging from hamsters to horses!
I completed my degree in Animal Behaviour Science from the University of Lincoln in 2007 and in 2014 gained my Level 3 Diploma in Veterinary Nursing; so I am a Qualified Veterinary Nurse. I am also a provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors which means that I have gained the relevant academic qualifications and am now gaining the practical experience necessary for full membership.
At the beginning of 2019 I qualified in Canine Sports Massage via The College of Animal Physiotherapy. The course required me to complete extensive anatomy and physiology theoretical modules and assessments prior to the practical sessions.
Canine Massage aids in muscle relaxation and suppleness. It also helps to improve range of movement and overall health and performance. Massage is one of the oldest and most effective forms of treatment. It helps to reduce the chances of injury and speed up the healing process when injury has occurred.
All our animals love her. She is also very knowledgeable... wish I had found her a long time ago.