VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: Behavior

Associate Editor

Sally Nixon

Sally Nixon

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MANZCVS) Behavior, 2012


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, 2000

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, manager and veterinarian for Animal Progress: In home and on farm veterinary behaviour consultations (
  • Policy Advisory Councillor, Australian Veterinary Behaviour Interest Group

Marital Status

  • Married to my amazing husband Julian since 2014


  • Francesca (Frankie) since she was 7 and John since he was just a thought.


  • Izzy the miniature Jack Russell Terror and Fred the chilled out moggie cat.
  • Kangaroos and wombats seem to have taken up residence on our front and back lawns, much to Izzy's disgust.
  • Forty stud breeding cows who are so friendly and gentle we could just about consider them pets, one of whom is special: She introduced me to my husband when she had trouble calving her second calf. He knows he is not allowed to send her away anywhere unless it is the great farm in the sky when she starts to suffer in her geriatric years.


  • Scuba diving, travelling, skiing, snowboarding, bushwalking, reading, getting in the car and driving off to explore places I haven't been.

Favorite Quote

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction your choose." —Dr Seuss

What I Like Most About VIN

The opportunity to learn from others' knowledge and experience. Also, it has been a fabulous resource when volunteering and having no access to hardcopy textbooks!

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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