NZCAC Appoints Manager

Media Release: 09 June 2016

Dr Jessica Walker appointed as Manager of the New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc.

image003It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Dr Jessica Walker to the position of Manager of the New Zealand Companion Animal Council Inc.

Dr Walker has extensive academic and practical experience in companion animal welfare. Since 2012 she has been a Lecturer in Applied Animal Welfare at Unitec and is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Pet Behaviour Science. Prior to this she was a Teaching Associate at the University of Queensland. During her career she has held a diverse range of roles in the companion animal industry such as; veterinary nurse, animal behaviour consultant, animal welfare officer, companion animal attendant and research assistant.

Her qualifications include a Doctorate (PhD) from the University of Queensland, a Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare from the University of Edingburgh, a Bachelor of Applied Animal Technology (BAppAnimTech) from Unitec and a Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (GDipHE).

Dr Walker is currently on parental leave, but will be transitioning into her new role initially on a part-time basis from mid-July 2016.

For more details, contact:
Barry Helem Chair NZCAC
Mobile: (027) 479 3513

Small Community Award

Awards of up to $3000 for projects beneficial to the community, those that provide care and protection to companion animals and projects focused on education within the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management.
Closing Dates:
  • 1st March
  • 1st July
  • 1st October
Last updated: 21 June 2017

Research Study Award

Awards of up to $10,000 per annum for research projects that are relevant to the field of companion animal welfare and urban animal management.

Closing Dates:
  • 1st March
  • 1st October
Last updated: 21 June 2017

Student Summer Scholarship Award

Awards of up to $1,600. The Student Summer Scholarship Award aims to encourage students to develop their interest in companion animal welfare.

Closing Dates:
  • 1st October
Last updated: 21 June 2017

Public Vote Community Project Award

Awards of up to $8,000 selected by popular vote for projects beneficial to the community, those that provide care and protection to companion animals and projects focused on education.

Closing Dates:
  • 1st March
Last updated: 21 June 2017

Discretionary Award

An award developed to fund community projects that fall outside the scope of the awards above.

Closing Dates:
  • 1st March
  • 1st July
  • 1st October
Last updated: 21 June 2017