Mark Patterson, Veterinary Surgeon MA VetMB PhD DVC CertVR MRCVS
Mark qualified from Cambridge University in 1986 and then worked as an equine and small animal house physician at Bristol University Veterinary School. He obtained his certificate in Small Animal Cardiology in 1988, and was amongst the first cardiologists to be awarded the Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 1991. He was awarded his PhD in 1993 and the certificate in Veterinary Radiology in 1995. He has published widely, has been Chief examiner for the RCVS Certificates and Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology, and has spoken at conferences in UK, Europe and the USA. Mark takes Cardiology referrals at Vale Referrals, and also runs an X-Ray and ECG report service. We can arrange for Mark to perform assessment of cardiology patients at Brookfield.
Alex Probert, Visiting Clinician BSc(Hons)Ost
Alex is a dedicated and caring osteopath. She qualified from the British School of Osteopathy in 1997 and has enjoyed work ever since, treating people of all ages with a wide range of complaints. She uses many types of osteopathic techniques such as structural, manipulative, functional and craniosacral.
Alex has undergone further training in osteopathic treatment of small animals and carries this out at Brookfield Veterinary Practice in Hereford. It is important to Alex that patients are made aware of her treatment plan and she encourages her patients to discuss all aspects of their treatments with her. Alex can be contacted directly on Tel: 07813 274137 E-Mail: [email protected]
Claire Arrowsmith, Visiting Clinician BSc. (Hons.) Zoology, M.Sc Behaviour & Welfare
Claire has been a pet behaviourist for many years and is a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors, the UK´s leading pet behaviour organisation. She offers consultations in ten regional clinics including Queen´s Veterinary School at Cambridge University as well as here at Brookfield. Not only does Claire help individuals with their problem pets but she has appeared on BBC1's ´The One Show´ and has featured on the radio as a pet expert. She contributes regularly to the UK´s best selling dog magazine for three years, and is the author of four books on cats and dogs as well as appearing in many advisory DVDs. How she finds time to present lectures, give public talks and workshops I will never know but she does!
So, how can Claire help? The range of behaviour problems that we see in our pets is varied. Problems can include all forms of aggression, separation problems, nervous behaviour, destructiveness, self-mutilation, puppy training problems, barking or howling, toileting problems, fighting, urine marking, spraying, car travel, livestock chasing and many more.