**Recently featured as the Cat Behaviourist in 'Kitten Impossible' (Channel 5)**

Ellena Hinson graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Science (Behaviour Studies) from DeMontfort University in Lincoln in 2002 and went onto study the Post Graduate Diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling course at Southampton University in 2006. During this time she pursued a teaching career in Further and Higher Education. She qualified as a Lecturer in 2005 and specialises in Animal Behaviour and Science. She enjoys teaching Higher Education and wrote the Foundation Degree Behaviour module for the University of Hertfordshire. She also currently has involvement in training Veterinary Nurses in their final year of study at Anglia Ruskin University.

Ellena developed her business Pet Behaviour Therapy while working as a Lecturer and developed relationships with vet practices in her area; taking on veterinary referrals for cats, dogs and horses. 

Ellena's passion and success was then recognised when she was granted Full membership of The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and entitled as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council. This means her experience, qualifications and methods have been checked and verified by 8 committee members of the UK's leading behaviour organisations.

As science develops and changes, Ellena continues to update her knowledge and skills every year with over thirty hours of Continued Professional development.