Wendy J Taylor
Wendy has had a keen interest in animals from being a young child. She grew up on a small holding with cattle, dogs, cats and a pony. From the age of 15 she helped with a Welsh pony stud farm and their flock of Texel and Swalesdale sheep.
This inevitably led to a career working with animals. She qualified as a Registered Veterinary nurse in 1989 and went on to pass the advanced Diplomas in Surgical and Medical nursing and the BVNA small animal behaviour certificate over the next 5 years.
For the past 30 years she has had a keen interest in animal behaviour while working as a Veterinary Nurse. Initially starting off working with problem horses, this led to taking further interest in the dogs and cats she saw at the Veterinary practice. She has sat on the British Veterinary Behaviour Association Committee for the last 15 years.
In 2013 she became a client of the Arc with her own two dogs which sparked an interest in Rehab work.
In 2015 she became employed by Donaldsons vets, continued her education by achieving a certificate in clinical Animal Behaviour, the Advanced Instructors Certificate and Membership of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and being registered as an animal training instructor with the Animal Behaviour and Training council.
In 2017 she jumped at the chance to join the ARC team when a vacancy arose. She is still amazed at the difference the whole range of rehab treatments that we offer, makes in the quality of life of the patients and is especially interested in the rehab of the older dogs, getting them mobile again and making their twilight years great again. She now divides her time between the rehab patients and behaviour or training cases. Her knowledge of behaviour and training is useful when introducing patients to the rehab equipment and exercises we may ask them to do.
In her spare time she likes go walking with her two German Shepherds and competes in Dressage events with her Irish Sports horse.