Behaviour Advice from a Veterinary Behaviourist

You may have a case where an animal has a behaviour issue/s alongside significant underlying medical issues or considerations present that also need to be considered. An online discussion with our DVBP Veterinary Behaviourist will help with such complex cases.

We review the case information which you send in advance and through an online discussion of the case (or a regular catch-up to discuss multiple cases) we are able to offer practical advice and guidance on how to treat or manage an animal's behavioural needs and advise on the appropriate psychopharmacy and care while considering any other underlying medical conditions that may be present.

During a behaviour consultation we can:
  • help diagnose and treat conditions that may impact behaviour
  • advise on how to handle a specific case and this includes cases where their behaviour impacts how treatment is applied or the success of the treatment for another medical issue
  • advise when and how to use short and long-term psychoactive medication

Who can attend?

This is a one hour online discussion between an animal professional and a DVBP veterinary behaviourist. In some cases, the owner's presence can help gain a full understanding of the behavioural issues - this is completely up to you and the owners.

Key facts:

  • Duration: 1 hour. Please be aware that the more attendees, the increased likelihood for the consultation to overrun.
  • Format:   Online discussion.
  • A bespoke professional veterinary report can be provided for an additional charge following the consultation, if requested.
  • If deemed necessary, the veterinary beahviourist may also discuss the case with our in-house internal medicine specialist.
  • If the appointment is complex and requires extended discussion causing the appointment to overrun the additional time would be chargeable.

What are the costs and how do I book?

You can either get in touch by providing basic information including the name, age, breed and gender of the animal and a brief summary of the case; or, kick-start the process by completing our Questionnaire for Behaviour Advice.

We consider the information you provide and contact you with the cost. On receipt of payment we send you a scheduling link to book with your selected team member. Find out more about the team.

What information do you need to provide in advance of the consultation?

  1. Questionnaire for Behaviour Advice: Complete the questionnaire to summarise the case and explain your requirements. Any relevant case information is to be attached to the form or can be emailed to
  2. Owner's Questionnaire: Request the owners to complete this form. If you are a behaviourist and the owners have been asked similar questions in your own questionnaire, please submit that instead.
  3. DVBP online referral: Permission is required by the animal's vet to discuss the case. Request the animal's veterinary practice complete a referral form and attach the animal’s clinical history and any test results or referral reports to this too, or if they would prefer, they can email it to
  4. Timeline: Complete a timeline for the animal and email this to
  5. Videos: If available, please send a video of the animal or any interactions to us prior to the consultation. Do not create a bad situation to obtain the videos, videos of day-to-day behaviour are useful in any case. When sending files please add the surname and pet name. You can send the videos via WhatsApp to our office phone +44 7877 319 545, using or by sending a link via Google Drive to
  6. Attendees: Confirm who will be attending the consultation, their role and provide their contact email and phone number.
If you are a clinical animal behaviourist (CCAB or CAB) sharing consistent discipline, principles and standards of practice to that of Donovan Veterinary Behaviour Practice, please make this clear when you contact us.

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VB Behaviour Advice Questionnaire

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