Christina is a qualified and experienced consultant in feline behaviour with a special interest in early socialisation and development in kittens. She’s also passionate about low-stress handling and fear free veterinary care.

She graduated in 2013 with distinction from the Otago Polytechnic School of Veterinary Nursing, received low stress handling certification in 2017, and in 2018 she completed a 2-yr advanced certificate with distinction in feline behaviour through the International Society of Feline Medicine. She completes regular CPD and attends various veterinary events to maintain her knowledge and skills.

Christina uses modern science-supported methods and techniques to resolve cat behaviour problems. She takes a holistic approach to assess behaviour and is committed to following the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) philosophy to achieve the best results. As she has chosen to work with cats exclusively, she has targeted skills and knowledge so you can be sure you are getting the best advice.

When not consulting, Christina can be found runing low cost microchipping clinics in the Dunedin community, and making in-home vet nursing visits in an effort to provide a convenient and affordable service to pet owners who may struggle getting their cats to a veterinary clinic for routine care. She also fosters orphaned kittens for Otago SPCA and enjoys regularly volunteering her time working with the cats still waiting for adoption.  She is committed to teaching people how they can enrich the lives of their cats.

International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
International Society of Animal Professionals
International Society of Feline Medicine
New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association
New Zealand Companion Animal Council

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Christina Kelliher CertVN (Dist), ISFM AdvCertFB, MISAP (VetN)
Listed Veterinary Nurse / Cat Behaviour Consultant


Balaclava, Dunedin, New Zealand
Ph: 022 236 4257

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