Felicity Wurlod grew up on a dairy farm in Victoria Australia , where she attended to and worked with pet dogs, cattle dogs, horses, dairy cattle and a variety of poultry.
Her love of animals led her to study for a Bachelor of Animal Science in Melbourne at La Trobe University. To broaden her horizons Felicity sought employment on a farm in Switzerland for 6 months, then moved to Ireland, where she completed a Research Masters in Agricultural Science at University College Dublin (UCD).
After graduating from UCD she worked as an immunology research assistant in Trinity College Dublin for 4 years. Although she enjoyed this work, it was during this time Felicity realised she would prefer to be doing something that directly improved the lives of animals, was non-invasive and scientifically supported.
Therapeutic massage ticked these boxes. She went on to study the Clinical Canine Massage Practitioner Programme at the Canine Massage Therapy Centre with Natalie Lenton in the UK, and the Certificate in Equine Sports Massage with Jessica Blackwell of Equestricare in WA, Australia.
More recently Felicity completed a Certificate in Photonic Therapy with Ros Maindock of Equestricare. As a member of the International Association of Animal Therapists and the Canine Massage Guild, continuous professional development is completed by Felicity every year in order to keep her skills updated, as is common practice in the field of human physical therapists.
Felicity is a Qualified Canine and Equine Massage Therapist, and a Photonic Therapist serving County Dublin and surrounding counties as Wurlod Animal Therapies.