Narelle Braunack

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Qualifications: BVT(Hons) Animal Behaviour, RVN, BSc (Ecology & Conservation Biology), Cert IV VN, AFHEA, Elite FFCP (Veterinary)

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Narelle is an Elite Fear Free Certified® RVN working at the University of Queensland. She is employed as an emergency and critical care and behaviour vet nurse, as well as a tutor, lecturer, and rotational supervisor within the animal behaviour, handling and ethology subjects in the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology and Bachelor of Veterinary Science programs.

Narelle initially graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Ecology and Conservation Biology in 2012. Her passion for animal behaviour and training prompted her to pursue a career in the animal industry, completing a Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing, Part 1 of the Delta Institute: Companion Animal Training Program and a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology with first class honours.

Narelle has worked with numerous behaviour vets and has presented both nationally and internationally on a wide range of behaviour topics, including ways to improve the emotional health of patients within a clinical setting and encouraging support staff to feel more comfortable with their responsibilities. Narelle has a strong focus on positive reinforcement and low stress handling, and she is motivated to reduce the stress of all patients in her work environment.