In the treatment of behaviour problems in cats,
dogs and other companion animals, it takes time
to establish cause and develop treatment plans
that are suitable for the owner’s circumstances.
The APBC represents a network of experienced behaviour
counsellors who, on referral from a veterinary
surgeon, are able to offer the time and expertise
necessary to achieve these objectives.
The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors
was founded in 1989 to promote and develop the
profession of pet behaviour counselling and standardise
the service provided. It aims to provide a network
of specialist counsellors throughout the UK, and
internationally, to whom veterinarians can confidently
refer clients. In order for veterinarians to feel
confident about referrals, members of the APBC
have to have the highest professional standards,
knowledge and expertise.
For this reason, a rigorous selection procedure
is in place to assess applicants wishing to join
the Association as full members, to ensure they
meet the Association's stringent criteria.