Nationwide Team Members
We have training services accessible no matter where you are!
Michelle Irwin has been working with Pet First Aid since 2015, bringing with her 18 + years experience as a veterinary nurse as well as training as an animal reiki practitioner. Along with her dog Chase you will see Michelle around Auckland hosting Pet First Aid courses and working in schools with the charity Kids Safe with Dogs.
Rebecca Bradcock is a canine massage therapist and animal Reiki practitioner in the Bay of Plenty, operating as PawFace. She has had over 10 years of experience in Animal Welfare both in NZ and overseas. Working in welfare has given her a background in emergency care so becoming a Pet First Aid trainer just seemed like a natural step.
Rebekah Watkin-Ward has been a Keeper at Auckland Zoo and a Senior Canine Attendant at the Auckland SPCA. Having previously studied at Massey University, she is now pursuing further study at Unitec with the animal industry. She is excited to bring Pet First Aid knowledge to more people in the Auckland area
Nadine Steele has gained a wealth of knowledge through practical first aid experience via both Volunteer Ambulance work for the SPCA and shelter management in the Bay Of Plenty and Waikato region. On moving back "home" to Taranaki. Nadine is currently the contracted Dog Groomer for Energy Vet's Taranaki and instructs pet first aid and dog safety programs. In her spare time she competes in dog sports with her Border Terriers. She currently instructs courses with her team of dogs she has bred under the kennel name Muterus Border Terriers.
Bay of Plenty
Rebecca Bradcock now resides in Auckland but will cater for the Bay of Plenty area from time to time. Rebecca is a canine massage therapist and animal Reiki practitioner in the Bay of Plenty, operating as PawFace. She has had over 10 years of experience in Animal Welfare both in NZ and overseas. Working in welfare has given her a background in emergency care so becoming a Pet First Aid trainer just seemed like a natural step. Rebecca is joined on her first aid training by her Australian Bulldog, Oscar.
Megan Young is a lecturer in Animal Management and Veterinary Nursing at EIT, Megan brings a wealth of knowledge to our pet first aid training along with her two dogs Zidi and Mia. Along side her animal interest, she is also a practitioner in human sport first aid.
Kirsten Davidson grew up in Zimbabwe where animals were part of Kirsten's life from an early age. After moving to the Middle East she became the co-founder of an animal rescue and welfare organisation called the Bin Kitty Collective. Now living in Wellington you will see her around volunteering for a few of the rescue groups, including the SPCA emergency reserve. You will see along with her wee dog Gruff teaching pet first aid in the Wellington area.
Josie Williams began working alongside PET First Aid during 2017. Josie has now become the company owner and operator. With a wealth of knowledge and experience as a veterinary nurse you will still see Josie and her lovely dog Kaygin teaching courses in the Nelson Bays area.
Tania Lee After completing her Animal Care Certificate, Tania went on to do a Degree in Animal Management and Welfare at Unitec in Auckland. When she returned to Christchurch, she landed a role managing a pet store. It's here she saw the gap in the market for this course and upon finding out that there was no Christchurch instructors, she jumped on board. Having owned her dog Mocha for the last 16 years, she's well versed in dog behaviour. During their spare time, you might spot Tania and Mocha on one of their visits with Canine Friends Pet Therapy or at the local dog park.
Queenstown / Southland
Flip Collins is a member of the APDTNZ (Animal Pet Dog Training New Zealand) and the founder/instructor of the Queenstown Dog Agility Club, Flip regularly competes in dog agility around the South Island and is a dog trainer based in Queenstown. You will see her around the area competing and training with her two dogs, Alfie and Jack.