Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians

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FABC believe that clinical animal behaviourists should be highly qualified, highly experienced and work to the highest ethical standards, following up-to-date scientific techniques. Consequently, all of our Certificated Members are independently accredited and conform to the regulatory standards set by the umbrella body, the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC).

Currently, the only route to external, independent accreditation as a clinical animal behaviourist is through the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour’s CCAB (Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist) scheme. Our Certificated Members have all met the standard required for CCAB.

Our Candidate Members are all working towards CCAB accreditation, which involves evaluation of both academic and practical experience. This means that FABC’s Candidate Membership category reflects a wide spectrum of professional competencies, from experienced behaviourists who awaiting their final CCAB assessment, to those taking their first steps towards learning about animal behaviour.

In the lists below members listed in green are Veterinary Surgeons.


David Appleby MSc CCAB Dog  www.abklinikka.com appleby@abklinikka.com
Claire Arrowsmith BSc(Hons) MSc CCAB Dog, Cat petbehaviourcentre.co.uk info@petbehaviourcentre.co.uk
Trudi Atkinson DipAS (CABC) RVN CCAB Cat catbehaviour.solutions cat.ethology@gmail.com
Rosie Barclay BSc (Hons) MPhil CCAB Dog, Cat www.rosiebarclay.com rosiebarclay@petproblems.net
Julie Bedford BSc (Hons), PGCE, PG.Dip (CABC), CCAB Dog, Cat, Rabbit dogandcatbehaviour@gmail.com
Lucy Bingley BSc (Hons), PG Dip, CCAB Dog www.petbehaviourhelp.co.uk rosiebarclay@petproblems.net
Emily Blackwell PhD CCAB Dog www.langfordvets.co.uk/small-animal-referral-hospital/services/behaviour emily.blackwell@bristol.ac.uk
Donna Brander BSc(Hons) CCAB Dog, Cat donna@thetower.uk.com
Emma Brown BVSc PGDip MRCVS CCAB, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour  Vet, Dog www.behaviourvet.info info@behaviourvet.info
Debbie Busby BSc (Hons) MSc MBPsS CHCB CCAB Dog www.animalbehaviourclinics.com  info@animalbehaviourclinics.com 
Zoe Demery PhD CCAB Dog secondnature.bio info@secondnature.bio
Hannah Donovan  BSc (Hons) BVM&S MVetSci MSc CCAB MRCVS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion AnimalBehaviour  Vet, Dog www.donovanvetbehaviour.com info@donovanvetbehaviour.com
Candy D’Sa BSc (Hons) MSc PhD CCAB Dog, Cat www.petconsultant.co.uk candy@petconsultant.co.uk
Gretta Ford MA(Hons) PGcert CAB CCAB Dog gretafordccab@gmail.com
Bryony Francis PGDip CABC, CCAB Dog BryonyFrancis@icloud.com
Deborah Fry BSc (Hons) MSc CCAB Dog www.animalbehaviourconsult.co.uk info@animalbehaviourconsult.co.uk
Kris Glover BSc(Hons) MSc CCAB Dog, Cat kristina.glover@dogstrust.org.uk
Claire Hargrave BSc (Hons) MSc PGCE CSci CChem MRSC CCAB Dog, Cat petbehaviourwales.co.uk behaviourreferrals1@gmail.com
Nicole Harris BA (Hons) PGDip CABC CCAB Dog  www.paws-off.co.uk nicole@paws-off.co.uk
Sarah Heath BVSc DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS Vet, Dog, Cat  behavioural-referrals.co.uk office@brvp.co.uk
Stephanie Hedges BSc(Hons) CCAB Dog www.stephaniehedgesccab.co.uk stephanie@stephaniehedgesccab.co.uk
Lynn Hewison BSc(Hons) MSc CCAB Dog http://lincolnabc.co.uk animalbehaviour@lincoln.ac.uk
Lucy Hoile CCAB Cat  www.lucyhoile.co.uk lucy_hoile@yahoo.co.uk
Pippa Hutchison MSc Dip (AS) CABC CCAB Dog, Cat www.positiveimprint.com referrals@positiveimprint.co.uk
Claire Kirby BSc (Hons) PG Dip CABC CCAB Dog www.4-legs-good.co.uk claire@4-legs-good.co.uk
Natalie Light BSc PGDip PGCert CCAB Dog  www.natdogs.com nat@natdogs.com
Daniel Mills PhD CCAB MRCVS Vet, Dog, Cat, Horse lincolnanimalbehaviourclinic.co.uk animalbehaviour@lincoln.ac.uk
Lorella Notari PhD MSc MRCVS DipECAWBM(BM) Vet, Dog, Cat lorella.notari.vet@gmail.com
Jolanda Pluijmakers PhD Dip CABC CCAB Dog, Cat  www.davalon.nl jolanda@davalon.nl
David Ryan PG Dip (CABC) CCAB Dog dog-secrets.co.uk david@ryanemail.co.uk
Linda Ryan BSc (Hons) VTS RVN CCAB Dog, Cat www.inspiringpets.com linda@inspiringpets.com
Mat Ward BSc MVS CCAB Dog, Cat www.petbehavioursorted.com petbehavioursorted@gmail.com
Carrie Tooley BSc BVetMed MSc PGCVE FHEA MRCVS CCAB, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour Vet, Dog www.behaviouralreferrals.co.uk office@brvp.co.uk
Caroline Warnes BVSc MSc MRCVS CCAB Vet, Dog cwarnesbehaviour@googlemail.com
Karen Wild CCAB Dog www.pawprintpets.com info@pawprintpets.com
Clare Wilson MA VetMB CCAB MRCVS Vet, Dog  behaviourvet.co.uk behaviourvet@googlemail.com.
Kassie Woods BSc MSc CCAB Dog www.surreydogbehaviour.com kassiewoods@live.co.uk
Helen Zulch BSc (Hons) DipECAWBM CCAB MRCVS Vet, Dog helen.zulch@dogstrust.org.uk


For ease of understanding, FABC have clustered Candidate Members into three general groups, as explained below.

Our Candidate Members come from a wide range of backgrounds.  The independent accreditation body, ASAB, assesses whether a candidate has attained the academic and practical knowledge necessary to be certificated as a clinical animal behaviourist.  Some Candidates have gained CCAB Pre-certification ☑, acknowledging their academic competence, while others have not yet.  However, all Candidate Members have not yet been assessed as having gained the practical knowledge necessary for becoming a clinical animal behaviourist.

Student Candidates:  enrolled on a higher education course, gaining the academic knowledge required to become clinical animal behaviourists.

Debbie Anslow RVN BSc (Hons) VNS.N.Cert.AnBehav
Claire Brand BSc (Hons) PhD
Bonnie Brincat BSc
Hannah Burton BSc (Hons)
Julie Daniels PhD DipCABT
Keely Needham
Liane Preshaw BSc MSc MPhil
Faye Rogers BSc (Hons)
Laura Smith RVN MSc

Pre-registered Candidates:  developing the practical experience necessary to become clinical animal behaviourists, such as by sitting in on cases, leading cases under the supervision of established clinical animal behaviourists, or seeing cases by themselves and preparing for final assessment.

Robyn Atkinson BSc (Hons) www.robynatkinson.com
Emma Baker B Vet Med MSc MRCVS
Emma Barber BSc (Hons) MSc www.calmercompanions.co.uk
Jacqueline Braggs MSc DipCABT KPACTP www.casperspetbehaviour.com
Elaine Brooks MSc CABC www.elainebrooks.co.uk
Millie Brice FdSc BSc
Helena Hale BSc (Hons) MSc
Faye Hasler BSc (Hons)
Sue Horseman PhD
Jenny Green MSc CABC www.bellsandwhistlesbehaviour.co.uk
Rachel Malkani BSc (Hons) BVM&S MVetSci MSc MRCVS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour www.vetedx.com 
Antonella Marsicano BA (Hons) MSc www.animalwellbeingcentre.com
Susan McKeon BSc (Hons) www.happyhoundstraining.co.uk
Kevin McPeake BVMS MRCVS PGDip(CABC) Resident ECAWBM
Kathryn McRobb PgDip MSc www.animalpsychologyclinic.co.uk 
Kate Moorby BSc (Hons) https://training.moorby.me/
Tina Parnell RVN MA PgDip CABC Cert AAB
Sandra Raw BA (Hons), DipEd, MRes www.worcesterdogs.co.uk
Megan Richardson BSc (Hons)
Nicky Shaw BSc (Hons) www.chelseacanines.co.uk
Emma Simmons BSc (Hons) MSc DipMCAM HEAL cert www.heartoftheherd.com
Victoria Stockley BSc (Hons) MSc www.animalsenses.co.uk
Lynne Taylor MA (Oxon) MA VetMB MRCVS
Anne Tucker MSc www.pawsinprogress.co.uk
Carole Valentine BSc MSc PhD
Sara Valverde DVM MRCVS MSc
Elin Williams BSc (Hons)
Chris Wills BSc (Hons) MSc www.animalkind.biz
Rosalind Wrightson BVSc MRCVS GPCert (AnBeh) www.wrightbehaviour.blog

ABTC Registered Candidates:  established clinical animal behaviourists who have already achieved the clinical standard set by the regulatory umbrella body, ABTC, and are listed on the ABTC register. These practitioners have chosen to undertake the external, independent accreditation offered by ASAB and are preparing for final assessment.

Loni Loftus BSc (Hons) MSc PgAEd Dog, Cat Horse www.loniloftusbehaviour.com
Jenni Nellist BSc (Hons) PGDip CABC MSc Dog, Horse www.jenninellist.co.uk


Part of our mission as a not-for-profit social enterprise is to forge strong links between animal carers, behaviourists and vet staff in order to inspire and nurture the relationship between people and the animals under their care.  So, as well as behaviourists, we welcome a range of other people with complimentary skills to our membership in order to better support and contribute towards our mission.  These members are called Contributing Supporter Members.  Although these members may not be accredited behaviourists, they do bring a wealth of diverse experience and knowledge in other ways to FABC.  For example, they may be:

  • Lecturers or researchers in animal law and ethics, zoology, or human psychology;
  • Individuals working in organisations with an interest in FABC’s mission, such as animal welfare charities;
  • Individuals with a background in:
    • mentoring;
    • animal policy work;
    • producing TV nature documentaries;
    • public relations and fund-raising;
    • IT, events management, or administrative experience within an animal care setting
Paddy Driscoll BSc MSc
Tamsin Durston RVN BA (Hons) BSc (Hons) PTLLS Dogs Trust
Carla Eatherington BSc (Hons) MSc PhD
Mark Evans BVetMed MRCVS
Amy Miele BVM&S Cert(AnBeh) PhD MRCVS University of Edinburgh
Elizabeth Warring BSc (Hons) MSc MSc i-cat care
What Drives Us

Our Mission

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.