MEET LAUREN FRASER
ABOUT LAUREN FRASER
Lauren obtained her MSc in clinical animal behaviour through the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. Clinical animal behaviourists specialize in resolving behaviour problems in animals. Lauren's MSc research examined the behaviour of horses subjected to forced 'laying down' during training.
Lauren's prior careers have been almost exclusively with animals - veterinary assistant, animal control officer, both shelter manager and executive director of a non-profit animal shelter, riding instructor, horse trainer, and horse behaviour consultant. Her work in shelters included the behavioural assessment of incoming cats and dogs, as well as the design and implementation of training plans.
In addition to helping cat, dog, and horse owners resolve behaviour problems, Lauren teaches animal owners and professionals about behaviour and training. She is a Fear Free® Certified Professional and can assist veterinary clinics and their patients with low-stress training for cooperative husbandry procedures or veterinary care. She is also a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course.
Lauren lives with her dogs, horses, cat, and husband Dr David Lane, DACVSMR, a veterinary sports medicine specialist at Points East West Veterinary Services. Lauren's dog training interests include dock diving, Rally O, cooperative care, tricks, and scent detection. Her horse training interests include cooperative care, starting horses under saddle and building solid foundations. Her cat has trained her to run the shower anytime he wants fresh water.