Meet the Team

Our Practitioners

Caroline Pope – Animal Communicator, Craniosacral & NES Therapist

In 1997, overnight my life changed after reading a book by Arthur Myers. This was the beginning of my journey into the field of animal communication which provided an insight into the thoughts and feelings of animals and particularly their areas of discomfort or pain. Using Craniosacral Therapy, I was then able to accelerate their own healing process. In 2016, I discovered the amazing NES Health System, the results achieved with my own animals were miraculous. I have since become a NES Practitioner to share this healing modality with other animals in need.
“Caroline is very down to earth and very accurate. She has communicated with my animals a number of times and I am always impressed that she is able to pass on very precise and detailed messages from my animals so that I know exactly what they want or need me to do.”Carole

Dani Simmonds – Myofunctional, Craniosacral & Homeopathy Therapist

I was a medical scientist for 29 years and ventured into animal therapy as different animals entered our family circle.I have taught many massage courses and was heavily involved in curriculum development for massage/rehabilitation for both horses and dogs.
As my experience with animals evolved, many modalities presented themselves. I use the following in my animal practice: massage, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy and I make my own natural ointments and poultices.
At times I use regressive therapy to help an animal let go of past trauma so that healing can progress.
“Dani has looked after my Russian Black Terriers since 2002.Her gentle and positive manner when treating dogs allows her to gain the trust of all dogs even when they are stressed due to injury.I have no hesitation in recommending Dani to my many customers.”Rod

Dr Donna Scott – Veterinarian, Acupuncturist, Canine Chiropractor & Chinese Herbalist

I graduated from University of Melbourne in 2007 and worked there for almost 11 years in small animal surgery as well as a two-year position as a small animal practitioner in Whistler, BC Canada.
I have always had a love affair with Chinese medicine. I have completed both an acupuncture course and my advanced acupuncture course.
I am currently certified in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, chiropractic and canine rehabilitation.
“I have sent a number of my patients to Dr Donna Scott and have seen wonderful progress – I would highly recommend Donna to my clients, friends and family! Donna is approachable, friendly and most importantly kin and great at being a wonderful vet – thank you for all the help you have offered my patients.” Melanie

Penny Fitzgerald – Kinesiologist and Master of Sekhem Healing

After a 20-year career in the corporate sector I became a qualified kinesiologist. Kinesiology is a system of natural health-care which uses muscle monitoring to assess energy and body function to improve health, wellbeing and vitality. In 2012, I came across a method of practicing kinesiology on animals and excited by the success I had with my very needy dog, started to incorporate working with animals into my practice.
I now include Sekhem Energy Healing into my practice, a powerful, healing energy that works at the very deepest level of the Soul and is profoundly transformative.
“My poodle Charlie was very jealous of his big brother Louis the Labrador, biting his hind legs and tail constantly. Louis was becoming very distressed and despite trying everything, I was unable to get Charlie to stop. After only one session with Penny, this behaviour disappeared.”Kevin

Philip Lo – Animal Physiotherapist

I graduated from University of Sydney in 2000 with a B.App.Sci (Physiotherapy) and have worked both within Australia and internationally in the UK. I obtained a Masters in Animal Physiotherapy in 2007 and have over 12 years’ experience as an Animal Physiotherapist. I am also a lecturer and examiner at Melbourne Polytechnic/Latrobe University. I have been a human Physiotherapy Manager in Acute and Paediatrics at the Royal Children’s Hospital and a volunteer Physiotherapist for Port Melbourne Australian Rules Football Club.
I am qualified in McKenzie’s, Mulligan’s, Sports Integrated Dry Needling, Rocktape (Kinesio Taping) techniques and Mary Masery techniques.
“Phil has so much to offer animals and their families. As a canine physiotherapist you brought much to Shadow’s life and in turn to mine.” Leanne.

Sue Martin – Animal Naturopath & Nutrition Specialist, Acupuncturist, Shiatsu, Myofunctional and Bowen Therapist

After massaging humans for many years and growing up with a love for dogs and horses, I decided to study horse massage.This was the beginning for me…at that moment it became clear that I needed to study further and test the outcomes of the modalities I had learned.
I gained numerous qualifications, and with each one I saw positive and wonderful outcomes with the horses and dogs I was treating using non-invasive procedures. I am qualified in Oriental Medicine/Shiatsu and Acupuncture, Bowen Therapy, Myofunctional Therapy/Massage, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine and Equine Iridology.
“I can’t recommend Sue highly enough. Her knowledge combined with her passion for all things equine & canine are simply awesome. Such a beautiful soul, thank you for all you do for us.” Deb