Judges

The Jetpets Rescue Awards would not be possible without judges. A huge thank you to our 'pawsome' Judges who donate their time and expertise.

Our Judges for industry categories 1 – 8

Nell Thompson

Nell Thompson

Coordinator for G2Z

Nell has many years’ experience working in the animal shelter environment. More about Nell »

Dr Anne Fawcett

Dr Anne Fawcett

Animal Welfare Veterinarian

Anne has worked with a number of organisations including the RSPCA, Cat Protection Society, Pets in the Park, and Getting 2 Zero to promote animal welfare.  More about Anne »

Tim Vasudeva

Tim Vasudeva

Director of Corporate Affairs, Animals Australia

Tim has extensive experience in companion animal welfare. More about Tim »

Dr Alison Shen

Dr Alison Shen

Small animal veterinarian and co-star of Channel 9's Bondi Vet Coast to Coast

Dr Alison, together with her identical twin, Dr Audrey, operate and own Aussie Mobile Vet in Sydney and Brisbane. More about Alison »

Anne Boxhall

Anne Boxhall

Companion animal welfare advocate

Anne has 28 years’ experience in sheltering and rescue. More about Anne »

Brooke Rankmore

Brooke Rankmore

CEO of AMRRIC

CEO at Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) and Vice President of the Australian Institute of Animal Management. More about Brooke »

 

Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand

Emeritus Professor Jacquie Rand

Executive Director & Chief Scientist at Australian Pet Welfare Foundation

Jacquie heads the Australian Pet Welfare Foundation, which is dedicated to saving pets’ lives through research, education and advocacy.  More about Jacquie »

Dr Michael O'Donoghue

Dr Michael O'Donoghue

Small animal veterinarian and Co-founder of 'People and Pets', a nationwide pet loss counselling service

Michael has a special interest in pet loss & grief support and set up ‘People and Pets’.  More about Michael »

Vickie Davy

Vickie Davy

Co-Founder and joint CEO of PetRescue

PetRescue has over 900 rescue members. Vickie has her own family of adopted dogs and foster cats. More about Vickie »

Sandy Matheson

Sandy Matheson

Jetpets Founder and Managing Director

Jetpets was founded by Sandy Matheson who saw the need for a pet travel agency focused on the safety, comfort and welfare of pets. More about Sandy »

Dr Joanne Righetti

Dr Joanne Righetti

PhD animal behaviourist

Dr Jo Righetti is a PhD animal behaviourist, helping people understand pets and the human-animal relationship. More about Dr Jo »

Tara O'Connell

Tara O'Connell

Creator of the Pet Diaries mobile app

Tara O’Connell is a serial entrepreneur having created and scaled global eHealth solutions in the mother & baby and pet sectors, including The Pet Diaries mobile app.  More about Tara »

Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Founder and CEO of Refuel Creative

Ryan has over twenty years’ experience in technology, web design, and marketing. He is a skilled marketer, technology consultant and Google Ads specialist.  More about Ryan »

Dr Vanessa Rohlf

Dr Vanessa Rohlf

Compassion fatigue therapist

Vanessa works with a range of animal care industries including animal shelters, veterinary clinics, zoos, and research facilities. More about Vanessa »

Brittany Bloomer

Brittany Bloomer

Founder of charity, Pound Paws

Brittany Bloomer is the Founder of Pound Paws, an Australian based charity on a mission to reduce the number of pets on death row in Australia. More about Brittany »

Dr Anthony Bennett

Dr Anthony Bennett

Co-Star of Village Vets, Veterinarian at Berry Vet Clinic

Anthony is an Australian Accredited Veterinarian and an accredited veterinary equine dentist who does prophylactic and corrective treatment in horses. More about Anthony »

Annette Hughes

Annette Hughes

Publisher at Where Pets Are Found

Annette established Where Pets Are Found a decade ago, combining her 16 years experience in companion animal rescue and rehoming with 25 years of technology marketing expertise. More about Annette »

Elliot Chapman

Elliot Chapman

Customer Success Manager at HubSpot

Leaning on Elliot’s background in digital strategy, he works with small to medium businesses as a coach to build their digital capability. More about Elliot »

Our Judges for category 8, Advocate®People’s Rescue Story and category 9, Drontal®Foster Carer Story

Dan White

Dan White

Senior Brand Manager, Bayer Australia.

Passionate about animal health, Dan is owned by two cats (Harry and Cody (pictured) adopted from a Sydney shelter.  More about Dan.

Cathy Beer

Cathy Beer

Founder of Pets4Life and Companion Animal Rescue Awards program

Cathy has a big heart for pet welfare and adoption. She launched the Companion Animal Rescue Awards in June 2018. More about Cathy.

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