Rachel Bean

Rachel Bean

Dog Expert Witness

Full Member

Rachel Bean is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse and has worked in Veterinary Practice for 27 years. With the support of the Practice Veterinarians in the Greater Manchester and Lancashire area Rachel has for many years consulted with owners who encounter problem behaviour with their pets. Rachel works with clients in their home on a One to One basis and helps them achieve a better understanding of their dog’s behaviour.

Before qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse, Rachel was an Assistant Kennel Manager for the Dogstrust (formerly NCDL) and has a good deal of experience in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of dogs.

Rachel visits owners of newly acquired Puppies to educate owners on the importance of early correct socialisation, habituation and training to prevent behaviour problems in the future. Rachel won Pet Health Counsellor of the Year in 2004 and has a certificate in Companion Animal Behaviour issued by The British Veterinary Nurse Association. Rachel is a listed and Registered Veterinary Nurse with The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Rachel owns and is the Company Partner of Vet on Set – A company Supplying Vets and Veterinary Nurses for Welfare, training advice and Risk Assessments on TV Shoots, TV Commercial based in Media City, Manchester.

Rachel has experience in providing Expert Witness reports for legal cases involving dogs both in Welfare and Dangerous Dogs.

In recent years Rachel has followed her strong interest in Canine Welfare, Canine Behaviour, Owner Education and teaching overseas working with Street Dogs in Thailand and India. She is also a Consultant for many canine related companies working behind the scenes as an advisor for all things canine and writes for several glossy canine related Magazines.

The skills needed in Veterinary Practice, empathy, understanding, precision and forward thinking compliment perfectly the skills needed to be a Dog Behaviourist such as practical handling, breed knowledge, dog training capabilities and a natural passion for dogs. This combination of experience both practical and theoretical is a rare combination and places Rachel above and beyond the average dog.