All of our veterinary behaviour consults are done on a veterinary referral basis only and are seen by veterinary behaviourist Dr Katie Friel-Russell BVSc MAPDT PGDip CCAB MRCVS
Medical aspects vital to behavioural diagnosis.
Complete care with General Practitioner involved in treatment.
Referral report sent following consult.
Free behavioural advice for referring veterinary surgeons.
Free behaviour advice on cases is available and Dr Katie is always happy to discuss where referral is appropriate or not.
Early referral is correlated with a better prognosis, improves animal welfare and increases quality of life for both the animal and their care giver.
Generally castration would never be recommended in order to “fix” a behavioural concern. If a client is discussing castraion but is considering referral please refer first in order to avoid and irreversible potentially negative impacts on behaviour.
“A year ago we rescued a cocker spaniel puppy and he has come so far already but we needed help to get him to gain confidence and be a happy boy, so my vets referred us to Katie. She is amazing! Super calm, understanding and patient. She only came yesterday and we can already see some improvement in Winston! As a family, we can’t thank you enough and we are excited to see the progress that he continues to make. Thank you again!”
Hayley D, Facebook
“Behavioural health is at least as important as physical health as it has such a huge impact on welfare for both animals and their care givers.”
Dr Katie Friel-Russell BVSc MAPDT PGDip CCAB MRCVS, Positive Pet Training
“Hi Donald’s dad here. Apricot Cockapoo. Just an update. What a transformation following his first practical on Saturday. His greeting to visitors was a lot more calm. Even had comments of “is he the same dog”. His harness and lead was way better when putting it on. Thanks.”