The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC) is a professional body which nurtures the well-being of, and relationships between, animals and their caregivers by promoting best practice in the field of evidence-based clinical animal behaviour.
It provides a resource for Veterinary Surgeons who may wish to refer a client and their animal, as well as to caregivers seeking empathetic help, advice and information regarding the behaviour of their animals.
The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians recognises the importance of strong links between the clinical animal behaviour and veterinary communities, and promotes this accordingly.
It supports the ongoing development of Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviour practitioners and those working towards this accreditation through mentoring, supportive fellowship and continued professional development. Specialist CPD, as provided by the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians, is also made available to veterinary professionals.
The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians promotes the highest standards of practice in clinical animal behaviour and supports independent accreditation of clinical animal behaviourists conforming to standards set by both the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). FABC clinicians work in collaboration with Veterinary Surgeons so that any known or potential links between behaviour and pathology are incorporated into behaviour evaluations and treatment plans. As well as being ethical, treatment plans are therefore based on best practice and scientific evidence.
What Drives Us
To promote evidence based behavioural support for animals and their carers, to the highest scientific standards, in an empathetic and compassionate manner.
To forge strong links between animal carers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals.
To support the development of independently accredited practitioners in the field of clinical animal behaviour through mentoring, continuing professional development and supportive fellowship.