Both Bea and Mary assist our vets with their administrative duties at our head office and are usually the first point of contact for our clients when they phone or submit an enquiry. Bea is also a qualified trainer and runs our private training consultations as well as our group training classes.
Cert IV Companion Animal Services (Delta)
Cert IV Training and Assessment
Cert II Animal Studies
Delta Accredited Trainer and Veterinary Administrative Assistant
Bea is our head Administrative Assistant, working in our office as well as conducting house calls between Tuesday and Friday, as well as the occasional Saturday.
She performs private in-home training consultations, assisting owners in dealing with varied issues ranging from common puppy and kitten problems, to litter box and toileting problems in cats, to obedience training problems in dogs. She also assists our behaviour veterinarians with more complicated cases by providing owners with practical training support while their pets are under treatment for their fear or anxiety-related problems. She is also in charge of delivering our Puppy Preschool® classes at various locations around Sydney.
Bea is driven by solving challenges and helping pets and their guardians have a happy life. She is a qualified professional dog trainer, having completed her Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services though Delta Institute while gaining work experience in a busy shelter environment. During her years at the RSPCA, she helped rehabilitate abandoned, abused, homeless pets which she found highly rewarding.
Bea has always been an animal lover all her life actively speaking up for animal welfare as young as age four. She always dreamed of being a veterinarian or a zoologist living in the wild studying animal behaviour but then decided to go for a masters degree in liberal arts instead of science. After graduation, Bea worked in the media industry for nine years as a script and story editor for a TV show while casually writing articles for online and print magazines.
Five years ago she decided to dive into a major career change to pursue her original dream of working with animals and turned her passion into a career after studying over four years in the field of Animal Care and Management. Being an accredited member of the Delta Institute and The Pet Professional Guild Australia, Bea is committed to current best practice guidelines and standards in dog training and pet care. She only uses evidence-based, force-free training methods drawn from validated research in the fields of canine behaviour, learning theory and animal welfare.
Bea is always keen to learn more about animal behaviour and keep up-to-date with the latest research by attending conferences and seminars. Her best teachers include previous foster dogs from toy breeds to livestock guardians with various behavioural problems. Her current rescue dog Bindi taught her a lot about dog behaviour and how to have realistic expectations of dogs and live a happy, fulfilling life with a special dog.
Ms Mary Sekuloski
Diploma of Business (Human Resources)
Veterinary Administrative Assistant
Mary is an experienced office administrator, with over ten years of experience working in a busy corporate office prior to joining us at Pet Behaviour Vet. She works in our office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, often working ‘behind the scenes’.
Mary owns a bull terrier called Archie and an American Staffie called Zara, both of whom are patients of Pet Behaviour Vet, so she completely understands what it’s like to have a pet who needs special help.