The experts behind the program

DR ILANA MENDELS

DR ILANA MENDELS

VETPRAC

Ilana brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to The Dog Bite Prevention Program. Ilana successfully started and led her own education business for 12 years for the veterinary profession, she sold VetPrac in 2019  to focus full time on the Dog Bite Prevention Program. Ilana is also a qualified veterinarian and worked in general practices in regional NSW and Sydney before moving to Brisbane with her young family. Ilana’s drive in business focuses on value driven goals to make a positive impact on the world. VetPrac’s mission of meeting the professional and social needs of registered veterinary surgeons made it the regional leader in veterinary education for qualified vets. She is 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 help make The Dog Bite Prevention Program an invaluable learning resource for Australian workers.

Tracy Irons

TRACY IRONS

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR SERVICES

Tracy’s expertise in animal behaviour is highly sought after. Tracy consults nationally for local and regional councils assessing dangerous dog behaviour, facilitates animal management workshops for metro and regional council officers and manages a range of educational packages veterinary clinical staff.

Tracy is a Director and co-founder of Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services. Tracy’s skills are supported by her founding education in the Certificate IV in Companion Animal Training & she is a Member of Delta Professional Dog Trainers Association.
As director of Animal Behaviour Education for AVBS, Tracy has strong stakeholder relationships with veterinary clinics, utilities services and government councils across Australia.

Additionally, Tracy is a key commercial partner with Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) and Greyhound Welfare Integrity Commission (GWIC) supporting greyhound owners with the transition of their dogs to home environments after racing commitments.

Tracy is well known and respected in the veterinary behaviour community and brings passion, enthusiasm and experience to the Dog Bite Prevention Program.

DR TRACEY HENDERSON

DR TRACEY HENDERSON BSC BVMS MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR SERVICES

Senior veterinarian Tracey 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. Tracey consults 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. Tracey is the subject matter expert in how the mind of a dog develops and perceives information. She is highly respected across Australia in the Veterinary Behaviour Specialist community for her skills and knowledge in assessing animals and communicating their needs to their owners.