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…
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.
Dr Joanna Woodnutt
BVM, BVS, BVMedSci, MRCVS
Dr Jo 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. Jo now works part-time as a relief vet in the Channel Island of Guernsey, dedicating the rest of her time to writing articles and blogs. She’s got one small mixed-breed terrier, called Pixie, who is always getting into trouble!
Dr Sarah-Jane Molier
BVM&S, MRCVS, BSc
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.
Professional Dog Walker
Becky Simmonds is a professional dog walker and part-time rescue worker. 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 the group on their daily adventures!
Experienced Dog Trainer & Behaviorist
Lynda has been a dog trainer and behaviorist for over 25 years and holds an MSc in Applied Animal Behavior and Training (Distinction). She lectures on degree courses in Applied Canine Behavior and Training and specializes in helping dogs with extreme fear. Lynda has competed with her own dogs in agility, obedience, and flyball and now shares her life with, Ellie a Working Bearded Collie, Fizz a Galgo/Podenco cross and Reginald a terrier crossbreed.
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!