SAENA Executive

Kerry Durrand

President

Kerry joined the SAENA Executive in November 2014.  Kerry is qualified in Canine Myofunctional Therapy and in Small Animal Nutrition.  Her interest in animal naturopathy started when one of her dogs suffered a serious injury at a young age, and quickly became committed to learning about different modalities and the significant improvements they can make to overall health.  She is keen to assist SAENA in its efforts in promoting natural medicine as a widely accepted and positive form of treatment for animals.

Beth Gentle

Vice President

Beth is a Canine Myofunctional Therapist who is currently studying the Diploma of Canine Rehabilitation and Wellbeing Recovery with the National College of Traditional Medicine. 

Beth is passionate about the welfare of animals and partakes in many fundraisers and events to promote awareness of current affairs within the animal industry. Beth works with animal shelters, assisting some of our most damaged and downtrodden four legged members of society. Recently, Beth fell in love with a rescue named Bowie who has been adopted and continues her rehabilitation with Beth and her family at their home in Bondi. 

Beth is an Accredited WIRES Wildlife Rescuer and continues to spread the word about animal welfare for all our animals, both domestic and native. 

Beth is excited to join the Executive to work with and for the benefit of our members, their clients and promote the power of Natural Therapies and it's place within the Small Animal and Equine Industries.

Jane-Louise Conlon

Communications

Jane-Louise join the SAENA Executive in 2016.  She holds qualifications in Canine Myofunctional Therapy, Small Animal Nutrition and has been actively involved in dog sports with her two Hungarian Vizslas.  Jane-Louise operates a canine health practice in Brisbane and seeks to optimise the health and happiness of dogs through natural treatment modalities.  As a member of the Executive, Jane-Louise actively assists SAENA to promote the benefits of natural medicine for companion animals and support practitioners working in the natural medicine profession.

Tatjana Leontjeva

Treasurer

Tatjana graduated as a zoologist from the University of Latvia. She resides in Canberra, but regularly travels to Europe. She also received her qualification in Equitation Science from Australian Equine Behaviour Centre. She used to train horses from variety of disciplines, in particular dressage and polo horses. 

Tatjana joined SAENA in October 2014 while being a student at National College of Traditional Medicine, studying Equine Myofunctional Therapy. She gained her qualification and created the business “Hands on Horses Equine Massage and Horse Training”.

Tatjana has an Australian Champion Kerry Blue Terrier and is looking forward to expand her massage business to include Canine Myofunctional Therapy.

Tatjana is passionate in animal welfare (especially pets and farm animals) and looks forward to doing her best as a secretary/treasurer to work as part of SAENA.

Laura Johnson

Secretary

Laura joined SAENA in 2016 and joined the Executive in July 2017.  Laura is qualified in Canine Myofunctional Therapy and operates her own small business incorporating dog massage into her already existing pet feeding and dog walking business, based in rural Victoria.

Having owned and cared for pets all her life, Laura is passionate about all animals, their health, happiness and wellbeing.  She enjoys seeing how dogs respond to her massage sessions.  She currently owns two rescue dogs and two horses.

Laura is looking forward to contributing on the SAENA Executive, working with our members and promoting the benefits of small animal and equine naturopathic and holistic health.

Sandi Rogers

Founder / Past President

Sandi founded SAENA in 2006 in response to the growing recognition of and demand for the need for an Association that sets standards in education and professional practice in the fields of natural therapies for animals. A qualified Medical Herbalist, Naturopath, Reflexognosist, Lecturer, Massage Therapist, and Founder of the National College of Traditional Medicine, Sandi also has a Masters in Education and Training and a Doctoral Degree. Having published many papers and authored books on natural medicine, Sandi is also in demand on the corporate speaking circuit with engagements both nationally and internationally.

Bruce Syme

Patron

Dr Bruce Syme is the founder of Vets All Natural, manufacturing natural pet products including healthy foods and supplements.  He is a practicing veterinarian with more than 25 years' experience in veterinary science.  

He developed his range of foods and supplements purely from a desire to heal animals.  

He has spent the best part of the last 20 years convincing his clients (and even some colleagues) of the amazing benefits of feeding raw, biologically appropriate foods to dogs and cats (and many other species).  He has always combined nutrition (the basis of all healing) with a vast array of other natural supplements, herbs, and therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, physio.... and has never been disappointed with the results.  

For more information on Dr Bruce visit www.vetsallnatural.com.au