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 or online via video-conferencing;
  • 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 - generally provided by email or telephone (subject to terms).


Cost to client:

Dog behaviour consultation package (assessment, report & support / completion of pet insurance claim documentation where required) - £395

Cat behaviour consultation package (assessment, report & support / completion of pet insurance documentation where required) - £365

Rabbit behaviour consultation package (assessment, report & support / completion of pet insurance documentation where required) - £185

Follow-up appointments - £90 (if applicable i.e. outside of the 12 week support period but within c.9 months of the original assessment).

Applicable to in-person consultations or follow-up visits only: Travel is charged at £1 per mile for the return journey from GU51 3LY. This is to cover travel expenses and time. 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;
  • 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). 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). In addition, I am registered as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC), and as an Individual Member with the Expert Witness Institute (EWI). 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.


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