Team Members

The Animal Experts

Caroline Pope

In 1997, overnight my life changed after reading a book by Arthur Myers. This was the beginning of my journey into the field of animal communication which provided an insight into the thoughts and feelings of animals and particularly their areas of discomfort or pain. Using Craniosacral Therapy, I was then able to accelerate their own healing process. In 2016, I discovered the amazing NES Health System, the results achieved with my own animals were miraculous. I have since become a NES Practitioner to share this healing modality with other animals in need.

 “Caroline is very down to earth and very accurate. She has communicated with my animals a number of times and I am always impressed that she is able to pass on very precise and detailed messages from my animals so that I know exactly what they want or need me to do.”

 Carole Bryant Naturopath (ATMS & HATAA accredited)

Dani Simmonds

I was a medical scientist for 29 years and ventured into animal therapy as different animals entered our family circle.

I have taught many massage courses and was heavily involved in curriculum development for massage/rehabilitation for both horses and dogs.

As my experience with animals evolved, many modalities presented themselves. I use the following in my animal practice: massage, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy and I make my own natural ointments and poultices.

At times I use regressive therapy to help an animal let go of past trauma so that healing can progress.

“Dani has looked after my Russian Black Terriers since 2002.

Her gentle and positive manner when treating dogs allows her to gain the trust of all dogs even when they are stressed due to injury.

I have no hesitation in recommending Dani to my many customers.”


Penny Fitzgerald

After a 20-year career in the corporate sector I became a qualified kinesiologist. Kinesiology is a system of natural health-care which uses muscle monitoring to assess energy and body function to improve health, wellbeing and vitality.  In 2012, I came across a method of practicing kinesiology on animals and excited by the success I had with my very needy dog, started to incorporate working with animals into my practice.

I now include Sekhem Energy Healing into my practice, a powerful, healing energy that works at the very deepest level of the Soul and is profoundly transformative.

“My poodle Charlie was very jealous of his big brother Louis the Labrador, biting his hind legs and tail constantly. Louis was becoming very distressed and despite trying everything, I was unable to get Charlie to stop.”

After only one session with Penny, this behaviour disappeared.

Kevin F, Company Director

Sue Martin

After massaging humans for many years and growing up with a love for dogs and horses, I decided to study horse massage.

This was the beginning for that moment it became clear that I needed to study further and test the outcomes of the modalities I'd learned.

I gained numerous qualifications, and with each one I saw positive and wonderful outcomes with the horses and dogs i was treating using non-invasive procedures.

I encourage all owners to share their views and ask questions during the consultation/treatment.

“I can’t recommend Sue highly enough. Her knowledge combined with her passion for all things equine & canine are simply awesome. Such a beautiful soul, thank you for all you do for us.” Deb 

Joanna Meek

I have had my successes and failures with dogs; it was the arrival of our abused rescue dog Astro, in 2002 that led me to seek help as he proceeded to destroy our house!
The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell was the approach for me. In 2006, Jan was facilitating in Australia, I jumped at the chance to learn. I was hooked! It was an amazing revelation; this method was so kind and non-confrontational and it worked!

The last 12 years I have helped people and dogs, showing them how to live together and over-come behavioural problems.

Terri Clements

I have always had immense love and compassion for all animals, large and small. With a background in zoology and ecology, I'm passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our four-legged friends. My main interests include animal behaviour, biomechanics and exercise physiology, with prevention as the main focus to avoid reaching the injury and rehabilitation stages where possible.

I am trained in myotherapy and hydrotherapy and love witnessing the progress and benefits and from the first session onwards, not only with their health and wellbeing, but their confidence and trust in the process.  

"Terri has been treating my animals with myotherapy for years with consistently great results. She is kind, patient and takes an individualised approach to each animal she treats, making every experience a positive one for both pets and their owners."


Dr Donna Scott

I graduated from University of Melbourne in 2007 and worked there for almost 11 years in small animal surgery as well as a two-year position as a small animal practitioner in Whistler, BC Canada. 

I have always had a love affair with Chinese medicine.  I am completing both an acupuncture course and my advanced acupuncture course.

I am currently certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic and canine rehabilitation.

“I have sent a number of my patients to Dr Donna Scott and have seen wonderful progress – I would highly recommend Donna to my clients, friends and family! Donna is approachable, friendly and most importantly kin and great at being a wonderful vet – thank you for all the help you have offered my patients. Melanie”

Philip Lo

I graduated from University of Sydney in 2000 with a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) and have worked both within Australia and internationally in the UK. I obtained a Masters in Animal Physiotherapy in 2007 and have over 12 years’ experience as an Animal Physiotherapist. I am also a lecturer and examiner at Melbourne Polytechnic/Latrobe University. I have been a human Physiotherapy Manager in Acute and Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital and a volunteer Physiotherapist for Port Melbourne Australian Rules Football Club. 

I am qualified in McKenzie’s, Mulligan’s, Sports Integrated Dry Needling, Rocktape (Kinesio Taping) techniques and Mary Masery techniques.

Phil has so much to offer animals and their families. As a canine physiotherapist you brought much to Shadow’s life and in turn to mine. Leanne. 


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