M. Osteo, PGCertHS (Sports Med), Dip Animal Osteo, B.App.Sci, CCRP (2018-current)
Over 14 years ago Rachel started her journey as a human osteopath because she wanted to help people to reduce pain and have a better quality of life and mobility.
Since graduating as an osteopath she has completed post graduate study in Sports Medicine through the University of Auckland (New Zealand). She also spent over a decade designing and teaching exercise prescription to personal trainers in Auckland, New Zealand.
In 2012 Rachel moved to Wollongong and she is currently practicing as an osteopath in Wollongong with Ian Cassidy. Her osteopathy website is here.
After many years treating humans, Rachel realized her passion for dogs and wanted to incorporate this into her career. She then completed a Diploma of Animal Osteopathy and she is currently completing the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) course through the University of Tennessee in the USA.
Rachel’s goal is to provide both treatment and education / rehabilitation for dog owners. She currently offers home visits, as well as club days at various dog clubs in the Wollongong area.
Rachel has a miniature schnauzer named Patrick. He is 3yrs old and a bundle of fun. You’ll see them down at the beach most weeks or learning dog agility.
If you would like to discuss your dogs condition please email Rachel here.
Dr Montana Mays
B.V.Sc, CertVBM, M.R.C.V.S, CCRP-current
Montana is the owner of Pawsitively Awesome, a dog training and behaviour service in the Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia. She is also currently the lead Rehabilitation Veterinarian at Illawarra Animal Hospital in Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
Before returning to Australia in late 2018, Montana worked throughout the UK as a locum veterinarian and it is during this time she realised that her passion in the veterinary world was specifically in canine rehabilitation and behaviour. She undertook further training in canine behaviour through Absolute Dogs UK, becoming an accredited Pro Dog Trainer.
When Montana returned to Australia, she wanted to offer veterinary rehabilitation services in her local area. She is passionate about the correlation between pain and behavioural change and therefore wants to provide a rehabilitation service that can assist in all aspects of canine life. She is currently completing the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) course through the University of Tennessee.
When not working, Montana will be found either in the agility arena running her two Border Collies, Tilly and Kozi, or in the dog room working on their conditioning/fitness programs. She is a country girl at heart and looks forward to providing these services in her home region of the Southern Highlands.