You won’t be surprised to hear that I love dogs and am a dog aunt to an Australian Labradoodle called Clover and a Cockapoo called Poppy. However, I am not a veterinarian. I deliberately choose article topics that interest dog owners but don’t move into the territory of trying to pretend I am a veterinarian when I am not. We also use quite a few freelance writers on this website. Many own dogs but none of them are veterinarians.
In 2022 I realized that we mention asking your vet or checking with your vet in many of our articles. So I decided to find some veterinary experts to review these articles and ensure we had all the information correct. Also, I wanted to know if there were tips they could provide based on their experience with animals.
We are working our way through all the relevant articles on the website. When one of our experts has completed reviewing an article, this message will appear at its top:
NB: I am using the term veterinary experts vs veterinarians as one of the experts we work with is a veterinary student. As you will see, we provide complete background details for all of our experts for complete transparency.
Our Veterinary Experts
Charlotte is a final year veterinary medicine student at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. She’s volunteered in her university’s obstetrical clinic, and equine clinic, and is dog mum to 14-year-old Chiki. Charlotte loves to travel and has completed externships in Austria, Spain, and Belgium.
She is particularly interested in wildlife medicine and research and hopes that her current extra-curricular work as a student in this area will help her achieve a scientific career after graduation.
Dr Julia Brassel
Dr. Julia Brassel studied in Giessen, Germany and later completed her PhD in Ireland, where she also lived and worked. She has a 17-year-old Dachshund called Paula, who she adopted from a local shelter during her first semester at university.
Over the years, she has worked in various veterinary fields, including large animals, pathology, and small animals. Her primary interests lie in diagnostics, treatment, and disease prevention.
Our Behavioral Expert
Hannah works as a professional dog trainer and is certified via the Victoria Stillwell Academy for Dog Training and Behaviour. She has led hundreds of group classes, teaching dog behaviour as well as the sport of agility to dogs and their owners. She also conducts 1-1 canine behaviour consultations for clients in their own homes.
Hannah is dog mum to 3-year old Cavapoo Finley and is particularly passionate about helping people understand and build better relationships with their dogs.
If you have any queries about our experts and how we work together or you would like to become one of our experts please email us.