Vets

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).

Costs

Cost to client: Dog behaviour consultation package - £310 / Cat behaviour consultation package - £290 / Rabbit behaviour consultation package - £140 (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

Referrals

If you would like to refer a client and animal under your care, please email the following documents to me:

  • A completed referral form;
  • The animals medical history.

In accordance with the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour CCAB (ASAB-CCAB) code of practice, I only see clients for behaviour counselling with 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 Certificated Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC) and a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC). I 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 highlighted this in her Veterinary Times article, titled 'Behavioural referrals - who to choose'. An extract of this article is available here.

Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone if you have further queries.

Services

By combining extensive experience and sound scientific knowledge, I provide the following services.

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Animal behaviour consultations

 Animal behaviour consultations address issues including anxieties or fears, reactivity, separation-related issues, house soiling and repetitive behaviour. I provide dog behaviour, cat behaviour and rabbit behaviour consultations.

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Behaviour referral service for Veterinary Surgeons

I offer a professional behavioural referral service for Veterinary Surgeons and their clients.

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Animal behaviour assessments and reports for child adoption or fostering agencies

If animal owners are applying to adopt or foster a child, I assess the behaviour and temperament of those animals.

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Animal behaviour or welfare expert witness services

I provide expert witness services, to include a report-based unbiased expert opinion concerning the behaviour or welfare of domesticated dogs, cats or rabbits.

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Peer-reviewed published articles

I have written animal behaviour articles which have been peer-reviewed and published.

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Teaching and supervision

For those working towards clinical animal behaviourist accreditation, I provide regular teaching and supervision opportunities.

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