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dedicated pet experts

Keeping your pet healthy and happy

We've spent the last 40 years protecting the nation's pets. During this time, we've worked closely with leading pet health experts so we can offer you the best possible pet advice. Here you'll find a range of articles packed full of training content, health tips and specialist suggestions, co-written by our experts to make sure you get the most accurate and up to date advice for your pet.

Find out about our highly qualified experts and their specialist fields below.

Meet the Petplan Experts

Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick
Professor Noel Fitzpatrick

Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is a leading orthopaedic-neuro veterinary surgeon who has innovated more than 40 new techniques and many world-firsts. Noel is also known as the Supervet, as seen on the popular Channel 4 series.

Noel supports many of our articles on pet care and on finding the right insurance cover for your pet.

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Brain Faulkner
Dr Brian Faulkner, MRCVS
Petplan Vet Expert

Brian is a long standing vet and President of the UK Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons. He's worked in more than 250 veterinary practices as a clinician, consultant and confidence coach. Brian holds several academic positions, is a keynote speaker and the founder of Colourful CPD, and organisation providing training for veterinary practices.

Brian co-writes our articles on pet health, where we cover everything from common conditions to supporting your pet after an operation.

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Nick Jones
Nick Jones MA
Petplan Behaviourist Expert

When it comes to pet behaviour, you'll go far to find anyone more qualified than Nick Jones. Nick has been a dog behaviourist for over 20 years, he has a Masters in Canine Behaviour and Training and is a full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association. He also supports UK legal cases as a Dog Expert Witness.

Puppy training, dog recall, seperation anxiety, settling a new kitten - these are just a few of the topics that Nick has accurately co-written for you.

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Dogs Trust
Dogs School

Dogs Trust Dog School is a national network of experienced dog trainers providing educational courses and dog training based on up-to-date scientific research for all owners. They are passionate about dog behaviour, and want to help you train your puppy or dog to fit happily into your family life. Dogs Trust Dog School provides fun and educational training classes for you and your dog.

Dogs Trust Dog School prevents relinquishment by equipping the owners of more than 20,000 dogs with the tools to prevent unwanted behaviours from occurring. They enable owners to understand their pooch and enhance the bond with their dog through reward-based methods.

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More from our experts

Dr Brian Falkner, MRCVS

Can Dogs Get Colds?

Winter usually brings on a case of the sniffles for most of us – but can your dog be affected in the same way? Petplan vet…

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Dr Brian Falkner, MRCVS

How to look after a dog after surgery

Petplan veterinary expert Brian Faulkner shares his tips for helping your dog make a speedy recovery after an operation.

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Dr Brian Falkner, MRCVS

3 calming tips to improve dog behaviour at night

As dogs get older, their nighttime routines and habits can change. Our experts' advice can help…

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Dr Brian Falkner, MRCVS

Tips for better doggy breath

Do you love your dog but could do without the bad breath? Petplan veterinary expert Brian Faulkner shares his advice on how…

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