I offer a professional behavioural referral service for you and your clients, and have detailed below what you and your client can expect from this.
- An initial consultation (2-3 hours duration) in the clients home;
- An assessment of the behaviour, underlying motivations and emotional state, made by differential diagnosis;
- First aid management advice and a tailored behaviour modification plan;
- A comprehensive report sent to both client and Veterinary Surgeon;
- Three months follow-on support provided by email or telephone (or in person if requested).
Cost to client: Dog behaviour consultation package - £260 / Cat behaviour consultation package - £240 / Rabbit behaviour consultation package - £120 (each includes a home visit, report and email or telephone support)
Follow-up appointments in person (if requested by owners) £60
Travel outside a 5 mile radius of Fleet, Hampshire - please contact me directly for details
If you would like to refer a client and animal under your care, please email the following documents to me:
- A completed referral form (see Client / Vet Forms page);
- The animals medical history.
In accordance with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) code of practice, I only see clients for behaviour counselling upon veterinary referral. I am a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). CCAB accreditation and post-nominals are recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. I am also a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and am registered as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). As such, if clients have a pet insurance policy which extends to behaviour, they should be able to claim back my fees - although clients are advised to check first with their insurer.
RCVS advice regarding behavioural referrals
Regulation of the animal behaviour industry began with the formation of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC). However, it is still not illegal for unqualified or unregulated individuals to see animal behaviour cases; despite the significant risk that this can compromise the welfare of all concerned.
Clare Wilson MA VetMB CCAB MRCVS PGDipCABC highlights this in her Veterinary Times article, titled 'Behavioural referrals - who to choose'. For the full article click this link.
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone if you have further queries.