The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians is at its heart a Community Interest Company limited by guarantee, which means we are a not-for-profit social enterprise. We work to inspire and nurture the relationship between people and the animals under their care. We are passionate about ensuring the emotional well-being of animals by promoting the human-animal bond and providing evidence-based behavioural support to the highest welfare and clinical standards.
We warmly welcome any individual or group who shares our vision to support us by becoming a FAB Clinicians Sponsor or a Contributing Supporter Member. These kind people who make a donation in time or resources are central to helping us to attain our mission.
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.
We are proud to recognise the groups and organisations who have sponsored our mission in the list below. Their working practices all support our animal welfare and environmental policies.
Contributing Supporter Members
As well as behaviourists, we welcome a range of other individuals with complimentary skills to our membership in order to better support and contribute towards our mission. These members are called Contributing Supporter Members. They bring a wealth of diverse experience and knowledge in a variety of ways to FAB Clinicians. 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:
- animal policy work;
- producing TV nature documentaries;
- public relations and fund-raising;
- IT, events management, or administrative experience within an animal care setting
Most of our CSMs are non-practising, but some of our Founding CSMs, who helped to form our organisation at its inception, do see some behaviour cases. As with all our members, they fully support our mission and abide by our Code of Conduct.