Sara Benton

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First Name: 
Sara
Last Name: 
Benton
Summary: 

A fully qualified zoologist, veterinary nurse, animal trainer, and behaviorist, Sara Benton has more than 10 years of experience working with animals of many different species, from cats and dogs to bears and wolves. Sara earned a BSc Honours degree in Zoology before studying to become a veterinary nurse. Between university and veterinary work, she gained experience in many different places, including zoos, wildlife parks, general practices, charity clinics, and referral practices. Sara ran Premier Paws Training Education, providing training and behaviour services to clients, as well as organising educational events for professionals and the public alike, for several years. Sara has recently returned to veterinary practice where she is a strong advocate for low stress handling and helping owners better understand their animals.

Bio: 

Like almost every Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) trainer, I have loved animals since I was a child. Animal behaviour especially fascinated me! This fascination led me to earn a BSc Honours degree in Zoology before studying to become a veterinary nurse.

Between university and veterinary work, I have gained experience in lots of different places, including zoos, wildlife parks, general practices, charity clinics, and referral practices. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with many different species. Variety is the spice of life!

I believe in a holistic approach to treating animals and in creating a good relationship with pets. Clicker training is a brilliant way of teaching your pet something new, as well as honing previous skills. Training without force and using proven science helps to build an owner/pet relationship based on trust and teamwork.

My qualifications:

  • BSc Honours Zoology from the University of Wales, Swansea
  • NVQ 2 and 3 in Veterinary Nursing, accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Registered veterinary nurse with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  • Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), accredited by Karen Pryor Academy for Animal Training & Behavior
  • Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour and Training, from the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology and accredited by OCN
Location: 
Fareham , HAM

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