DR TRACEY HENDERSON BSC BVMS MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
co-founder | Director
Dr Henderson is one of Australia’s premier experts on dog behaviour. As the subject matter expert in how the mind of a dog develops and perceives information, she is highly respected across Australia and in the veterinary behaviour specialist community for her skills and knowledge in assessing animals and communicating their needs to owners.
Tracey is often asked to submit opinions associated with dangerous dog risks in the Adelaide courts and has developed a comprehensive workplace health and safety curriculum focusing on dog bite prevention for a wide group of workers in Australia.
As a senior veterinarian, Tracey has worked in small and mixed practices in Australia and the UK before co-founding Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services. She completed a postgraduate course in animal behaviour and was the first South Australian veterinarian to become a member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour by examination.
For the last ten years, Tracey has consulted full time to owners of dogs and cats with social and psychological problems. She develops training classes, works as an animal behaviour consultant and diagnoses medical disorders as part of behaviour modification programs.
DR ILANA MENDELS
Dr Mendels successfully started and led her own veterinary education business, VetPrac for 12 years where her mission was to meet the professional and social needs of registered veterinary surgeons. Her business quickly became the regional leader in veterinary education for qualified vets.
After practicing as a vet in regional NSW and Sydney Ilana moved to Brisbane where she continues to care for patients in the western suburbs. She is also a high-profile member of the veterinary community who is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with others.
Ilana’s years of practical experience and business acumen contribute to make The Dog Bite Prevention Project an invaluable learning resource for Australians and she hopes The Dog Bite Prevention Project will benefit the human-animal social fabric.