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.
Stakeholder Organisations (SOs) are any group, company or organisation that have an interest in and support FAB Clinicians’ mission statement in some way. For instance, many members of the ABTC or pet owner groups could be SOs in FAB Clinicians. We are keen to collaborate with Stakeholders on a number of issues to further our mission statement. In fact, we have setup various general committee member positions and special subcommittees to aid in this process.
There is currently no opportunity for an organisation to hold a collective membership in FAB Clinicians – i.e. there are no ‘member organisations’. Nonetheless, FAB Clinicians warmly welcomes organisations to contact us if they would like to collaborate with FAB Clinicians on particular issues or initiatives. SOs can nominate an individual to represent their interests and viewpoints to FAB Clinicians. These Stakeholder Representatives (SRs) could be invited to particular FAB Clinicians meetings, whether at the general membership, subcommittee (e.g. the vet, charity or academic subcommittees), or board meeting level. Note that while SRs can speak at FAB Clinicians meetings they’ve been invited to, they cannot vote. Only FAB Clinicians Members can vote on issues at FAB Clinicians meetings.
By chance, a SR may also be a FAB Clinicians Member, but their SR role is separate to their FAB Clinicians Member role. So at a meeting, an SR would represent their organisation’s viewpoint, but this may be different to their own personal opinion as a FAB Clinicians Member. Individuals who are a part of an organisation would be welcome to express an interest in joining FAB Clinicians as a Contributing Supporter Member (CSM). These CSMs would act as individuals in their own right and contribute their own personal opinions, particular experience and specific skillset to FAB Clinicians. Several individuals from the same SO could be FAB Clinicians Members, but they would each contribute in a different way to FAB Clinicians.
Further guidance notes on community interest company stakeholder organisations can be found here