I offer behavioural consultations for dogs and cats within Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, and South Worcestershire.
Health conditions can impact on behaviour and sometimes medications can help with the treatment of behavioural issues; therefore, in accordance with the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) code of practice, I only see pets for behaviour consultations with a referral from a vet.
There is currently no formal regulation of the animal behaviour and training industry. However, the RCVS recognises and supports the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) which has created standards for practical skills and qualifications required for individuals to use the titles Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists and Veterinary Behaviourists, and accredited Animal Behaviourists, who are working towards the full requirements. The ABTC recognises members from those accredited with sub-organisations from the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), and the Association for Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) who asses Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists (CCABs).
Nicola is a Provisional Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC), which means having gained the relevant academic qualifications Nicola is gaining the practical experience necessary for Full Membership, and is working towards Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) accreditation.
A link to the article ‘Behavioural referrals – who to choose’ published in the Veterinary Times, can be found here.
Please get in contact, if you would like to register Nicola with your practice for behavioural referrals.
Talks can be provided for veterinary staff or their clients on a number of topics.
In order to provide the best service possible to my clients, I regularly attend professional development courses and conferences in the behaviour field. Click here for a full list of conferences and courses attended.
Behaviours commonly referred:
I can also help clients with training issues including:
Aggression towards people and/or animals
Separation Related Issues
Harnesses, leads, collars etc
Loose lead walking
Calm behaviours – stop jumping up, over-excitement
*this service does not require a referral, but I may request a visit to
you to check if there is anything medical affecting their training ability.
To Refer A Case
Email me the completed referral form* (signed by you and the client) and relevant medical history.
*Please contact me to obtain the relevant referral form.
Once this has been received, I will then contact your client to organise an appointment
After the consultation a summary report will be sent to you, a full report is available on request.