Helping cats and dogs live their healthiest lives.

Presenter Bio

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Dr Chantelle McGowan (ISFM member & cat-vocate) graduated from University of Melbourne in 2011 & is owned by two mischievous kitties, Louis & Mittens.

Chantelle's passion for behaviour started as a new-grad, seeking remote referral support from behaviour specialist Dr Gabrielle Carter for a memorable tail-chasing Red Heeler in Bendigo. More opportunities for referral & collaboration on behavioural cases arose on returning to metropolitan small animal practice in Melbourne in 2012. This afforded the ability to attend many clinical behaviour short-courses, study groups & conferences. Chantelle fast realised the importance of applying behavioural medicine within the clinic itself, incorporating low-stress handling into veterinary team protocols over multiple practices and being appointed Head Veterinarian of an ISFM-accredited Cat Friendly Clinic.

It was the passion for promoting the well-being of all cats in clinic and at home, that lead Chantelle to pass on a dream position of Behaviour Vet & Cat-friendly Renovation Design Consultant for a multi-national corporate veterinary group. Instead, Chantelle joined the team at Royal Canin and through the Take Your Cat To The Vet initiative, is excited to be raising awareness for the emotional well-being of cats on an even bigger scale