Lauren has advanced her studies with the Advanced Feline Nursing course run by COAPE. She has a particular interest in pet behaviour and completed a certificate in the Clinical Application of Pheromonatherapy in Behaviour Problems of Companion Animals. Lauren is the practice’s Cat Advocate and has studied Low-Stress Handling. She is dedicated to improving animal welfare and has spent time in Vietnam helping to rehabilitate bears freed from terrible conditions in captivity. As a member of the WVS for many years, she has worked in Europe on animal welfare schemes for street cats and dogs.