Our Team

At Breed Advisor, our sole purpose is to bring you accurate, helpful information you can trust. That’s why, our team consists of experienced professionals, from trained Vets to Dog Breeders. Find out more about them below…

Award-Winning Breeder

Jason Homan is a copywriter, editor, and Baptist pastor who makes his home in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, with his wife Debbie and their seven dogs. The couple breeds award-winning Parson and Jack Russell Terriers under the kennel name Bristol Abbey. Active in their local dog community, Jason and Debbie participate in such events as conformation and dog performance sports and are also involved in rescue. They share their home with their four Parsons Branson, Bridget, Jackson, and Gigi and their three Jack Russells Beckham, Dior, and Posh.

Professional Dog Trainer & Behaviorist

Becky Simmonds is a professional dog trainer and behaviorist. In her local community she's known as the 'dog whisperer'! Her innate ability to understand and communicate with dogs (even if they're not hers) is quite incredible! Becky's loyal companion Chip, a German Shorthaired Pointer accompanies her on her daily adventures!


Dr. Joanna Woodnutt graduated from the University of Nottingham and went straight into small animal practice. She soon developed a love of consulting and helping pet owners to understand their pets. Dr. Jo, who worked as a relief vet in the Channel Island of Guernsey, dedicates her time to educating the public about the best pet practices. She’s got one small mixed-breed terrier, called Pixie, who is always getting into trouble!


Dr Sarah-Jane has always wanted to be a veterinarian, and eventually realised her dream when she graduated in 2009. Since then, she’s worked in a variety of small animal clinics, including charity work. She now helps her practice on the managerial side of things whilst she raises her family, looks after her cat and dogs, and writes.


Dr Ellen grew up in Australia, and after graduating worked as a vet in New Zealand before travelling to the UK. She now works as a relief vet, covering holidays and helping clinics out when they’re short staffed. She loves all things animals, and is passionate about animal health and client education.


Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary College in 2009 she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat coated retriever George!

Dog Rescue Worker

Ann-Marie is a freelance writer, with many years of experience studying and working with dogs. She has fostered, rescued, and rehabilitated dogs over the years, having a passion for helping animals who need her. She lives in the UK with her 3 dogs, her husband, and their rabbit. Her passions including her animals, hiking, being outdoors, writing, and colourful hair! She loves going on adventures with her pups and exploring the UK's beautiful countryside.

Doggy Daycare Owner

Gemma is a copywriter and a part-time doggy daycare owner. She has spent many years researching and working with dogs, and enjoys nothing more than getting to meet new furry friends around her area. She lives in the UK with her partner, son, and Boston Terrier, Polly. Her passions include writing, exploring new dog-friendly places, reading, and gardening.
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