VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Behavior

Associate Editor

Debbie Calnon

Debbie Calnon

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Diploma of Training and Assessment (Diploma TAA), 2012
  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Training Practice (Diploma VET-P), 2011
  • Certificate IV Telephone Counselling (CertIV TC), 2011
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MANZCVS) Behavior, 1997
  • Certified Canine Good Citizen Instructor (CGCI), 1996


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Murdoch University, 1985

Current Professional Activities

  • Referral Small Animal Behaviour Practice (Melbourne, Australia)
  • Distance Education Tutor, Centre For Veterinary Education, University of Sydney
  • Writing and speaking on veterinary behavioural medicine

Marital Status

  • I have been with my wonderful partner, Liz, for 25 years


  • Summer the 3-year-old Cavalier X and George the 2 ½-year-old DSH are best buddies – as long as Summer’s “roo chew” isn’t involved. Their romps together are great entertainment for them and us.


  • Cycling
  • Bird watching
  • Bushwalking
  • Reading
  • Dog walking

Favorite Quote

"And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."
Antoine de Saint Exupéry, The Little Prince

What I Like Most About VIN

The friendly, supportive community and so much information available at my fingertips

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