Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians
New Member Application

New Member Application

Welcome to the Fellowship Of Animal Behaviour Clinicians new member application page

The annual membership fee for Certificated Members of FAB Clinicians is £140.00 (£70.00 with a studying discount)

The fee is calculated on a pro-rata basis per month. If you apply today the fee for the rest of the FAB Clincians year (1st April to 31st March) will be £81.67 (£40.83 with a studying discount)

Information For Applicants

Our Certificated Members are clinical animal behaviourists independently accredited as being highly qualified and experienced in each species with which they wish to practise. On working with cases delegated to them by veterinary surgeons, they demonstrate they work to the highest ethical standards, keep abreast of the latest scientific findings, use evidence-based techniques, as well as maintaining a sufficient caseload to keep their clinical skills up-to-date.

Although FAB Clinicians is based in the UK, we welcome veterinary and non-veterinary colleagues from around the world. FAB Clinicians will represent you to the wider industry and welcome your input on further developing the field. Currently, our Certificated Members include the following:

  • CCABs accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour;
  • Behavioural Medicine Diplomates of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine;
  • Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behaviourists;
  • Fellows of the ANZCVS Veterinary Behaviour Chapter.
Please note that both practising and non-practising CCABs on the CCAB Register are welcome to join us. Non-practising CCABs can be listed on the Meet Our Members web page and the FAB Clinicians members list in the 'Members Area' of the web site, but will not appear on the Find a Behaviourist web page.

We would request suitably qualified applicants from outside the UK to note that, although you could appear on FAB Clinicians Find a Behaviourist list, we would be unable to add your name to the ABTC CAB or VB registers, unless you apply for CCAB accreditation. There is an agreement for instance between ECAWBM and ASAB Acc, so do contact the ASAB Acc secretary. The ABTC listings are intended for UK-based practitioners only.

If you are currently enrolled in or have graduated from a relevant academic course in the last two years, then you may be eligible for a 50% off studying discount on your membership fees.

Accreditation Status

Please tick which of the following accreditations apply to you:

Personal Details

These details will be used for FAB Clinicians to be able to contact you and to be able to provide membership services to you. Note that depending on the options you choose later on in your application, they may be used for your professional public listings.


For each species or animal group below, please indicate whether you are independently accredited in that species and whether you are interested in working towards independent accreditation in any others.

Social Media



Please select the areas that you wish to be listed in on the FAB Clinicians Find a Behaviourist page. There is an option to give more specific locations in the 'areas served' box at the bottom.

Information for the FAB Clinicians Website

The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians list members details on various pages. We recognise that some people will want different information displayed on each of these. Please indicate below what information you would like on each page. For more information on each of these pages click on the linked headings below.

Meet our Members Information

Membership List Information

Please indicate below the details you wish to be listed in our membership list within the members area of our web site.

Find a Behaviourist Information

Please note that the postcode supplied here may be used to pinpoint your location on maps on the FAB Clinicians website. If your work postcode is different to your home postcode, please ensure that the correct details are supplied here. If you are employed by an organisation and only see clinical cases for that organisation, you may not wish to appear on the Find a Behaviourist webpage.


Please check the boxes to receive information about FAB Clinicians activities

Further Information


If you are eligible for a studying discount you can prove this by submitting a copy of your confirmation of study for the relevant academic year (in an animal or psychology related course to a minimum of FHEQ Level 5). The studying discount can continue to be claimed for a further two years following the final year of study.


Privacy Notice

The FAB Clinicians Privacy Policy can be read in full here: https://fabclinicians.org/privacy-policy/
The Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FAB Clinicians) is collecting your data in order to fulfil its contractual obligations to you by providing a professional membership service. By providing your personal data you are giving consent to the FAB Clinicians to:

  • Store your name, email address, phone number(s), address, and personal documentation such as academic certificates and transcripts, and your accreditation documents (CCAB/DipECAWBM(BM)/DACVB/FANZCVS) in a secure filing cabinet and office, as well as in electronic form on the FAB Clinicians computer, cloud and FAB Clinicians secure website, sometimes through trusted and secure third-party providers..
  • Contact you by email, social media, telephone and by post (as per your permissions given) to deliver information relevant to your FAB Clinicians membership as per the FAB Clinicians contractual obligation to fulfil your membership of the FAB Clinicians.
  • Contact you via your email address, social media, telephone number and post (as per your permissions given) to share information about other FAB Clinicians activities.

Note: If you have requested access to the Google Discussion Forum and Facebook Group, check whether there are any extra steps you need to complete so that you may participate in discussion with other members.

You may withdraw your permission at any time by contacting the FAB Clinicians to:
(a) terminate your membership; or
(b) to opt out of receiving information about other FAB Clinicians activities.
Your personal information may be returned to you within 28 days of your request.
Your personal data will be held on a secure computer, cloud and web server, including on secure storage servers provided by trusted third-parties for the purposes of providing you with FAB Clinicians membership services. Paper copies will be held in a secure office. It will not be used by the FAB Clinicians for any other purpose, nor will it be shared with any other party without your prior informed consent to do so.
(FAB Clinicians is a Community Interest Company registered with Companies House in England and Wales (registration number: 12446060). The FAB Clinicians is obliged by UK law to register the names and addresses of its Directors. As per the FAB Clinicians Articles of Association, the Directors are the members who form the FAB Clinicians committee. Should you be, or become, a committee member, you will also become a named Director and your name and address will be filed with Companies House. Please refer to the FAB Clinicians Articles of Association for more details).
In the event of the termination of your membership, all your personal details will be destroyed and/or returned to you within 28 days of request/termination of membership. You may also contact the FAB Clinicians to rectify or update your personal details at any time.

By clicking the 'Proceed' button, you are signifying that all of the information you have provided above is accurate to the best of your knowledge, that you understand the Privacy Statement and that you agree to all the declarations you have ticked. If your application is unsuccessful your payment will be returned in full. Any member failing to renew their membership subscription and provide all required parts of this form by May 1st of each year will be removed from the FAB Clinicians membership list and membership facilities, unless acceptable extenuating circumstances allow for an extension.