MA Vet MB MRCVS, CAM Founder
Hannah has been a qualified first opinion small animal vet for 15 years. She is the founder of CAM which started off as a small one on one vet with owner external service in 2013. She had noted that there was a disproportion of dogs being euthanased for poorly managed arthritis and felt that this chronic disease needed to be managed differently. After a succession of euthanasias of dogs that had gone off their back legs, she felt compelled to initiate CAM online and help owners through an online platform as she had noted there was a lack of consistent reliable no commitment to buy resources for owners of dogs with arthritis to turn to. Hannah continues to work as a vet as well as expand her one on one service. Her other full time job is looking after the star of the show Holly her 14 years old Collie who suffers from lumbosacral disease.
BVetMed CertVA Dip.ECVAA MRCVS
Gwen has been a vet for 16 years and, after 3 years in general practice, went off to train as a specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and pain management. Over the last 5 years she has concentrated her efforts into setting up a chronic pain clinic at the veterinary referral centre where she works. Vets can refer complex cases for her expert opinion on how to manage pain in dogs and cats. She uses medication and acupuncture and works alongside 2 physiotherapists and a hydrotherapist to provide a truly holistic service which includes lots of advice to the pet owners on how to improve their pets condition through their own efforts. Through this experience Gwen has come to realise just how much need exists for an increased awareness about chronic pain, both vets and the pet owning public need more information to help manage the debilitating and life-shortening disease that is arthritis.
Daisy has recently joined the team working as Hannah's PA after being a full time mum to 3 year old daughter Poppy. Prior to this Daisy worked at the Arundel Equine Hospital for 12 years where she originally started working as an equine nurse but then moved into the office as a reception and was promoted to reception manager. Her role then changed again when she was asked to run the clinic and liase with the clients and deal with the inpatient paperwork and also set up and run the closed pharmacy within the practice. During her time being a mummy Daisy did some part time work for the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust and also administration for Sussex Animal Acupuncture.
Kirsty is our go-to person for all things social media. A graduate in Natural and Environmental science and an experienced registered veterinary nurse. She has a keen interested in all things in our natural world.
Kirsty has a longstanding interest in incorporating rehabilitation, especially of senior dogs, into general practice.
A proud mum of three boys and the devoted owner of Sam the Golden Retriever that features through out CAM posts. Kirsty is currently loving life in Dorset. While not working on CAM projects she volunteers at Dartmoor Zoological park.
Danny is a freelance digital project manager (or "Producer" as he prefers) who works alongside Hannah, helping coordinate CAMs campaigns and communications. Originally from the UK he now lives most of the time in Stockholm, Sweden. When not working at his laptop he can most likely be found riding a bike on the islands surrounding Stockholm.
Lynsey qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2001 and gained the RCVS diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2008. She works in practice in Brighton, in a busy first opinion, referral and emergency clinic. Lynsey is currently working towards the Galen Myotherapy Diploma and will be working with Hannah as a CAM therapist once she has achieved this. She lives in West Sussex with her husband, two children, cat, crazy dog and five chickens. Mabel the dog is a Flat Coated Retriever cross, who is a beautiful family dog and a sandwich short of a picnic!
UI/UX designer & Front-end developer
Romny is a UI/UX designer and Front-end developer who joined the team working as support for the CAM web environment. He lives in the center of the Caribbean, in Dominican Republic, where the summer always lives. A car lover that uses his free time to discover new places in the city and conquer dungeons on the internet.
BVM&S MRCVS MSc
Following graduation in 2001 Shona worked in general mixed practice for 6 years. During this time she developed a particular interest in pain management, which led her to undertake postgraduate training in veterinary acupuncture with the ABVA (Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists) in 2006. In 2007 Shona left general practice to focus her time and clinical skills towards supporting patients, owners and veterinary colleagues in chronic pain management. She set up her own practice in Devon working with clinical pain assessment, acupuncture, home environment assessment, nutrition and stress and exercise management.
Shona really enjoys working with geriatric patients, and also patients recovering from injury. She has a particular passion for supporting and empowering owners in adjusting to life with an ageing or otherwise less mobile companion, and also in raising awareness within the public and veterinary profession around the importance of a multimodal treatment approach for chronic pain.
Shona loves being mum to her 17 year old daughter, and taking every opportunity for outdoor adventures with her family.
Currently in between having a dog at home, she spends time with her 8 year old cat and young tortoise.