Welcome to Behavioural Referrals

A referral service in behavioural medicine

COVID-19 Update

**JUNE 2021 UPDATE**

Due to an increase in demand for behavioural consultations, we will not be processing any new referrals until July 1st 2021. The mental health and wellbeing of your pets is our priority and we want to continue to offer the highest standards of expertise and care. At Behavioural Referrals, we feel that in order to be able to continue supporting our existing patients with their treatment plan and to be able to provide this same level of service to new patients, we will not be processing new referrals for the next few weeks. Any new referrals received from veterinary surgeons during this time will be placed on a hold list. Caregivers will be contacted in July to see if they still wish to proceed with the referral. As always, we thank all of our clients and referring veterinary surgeons for your continued support for Behavioural Referrals and your patience during these unusual times

Download our advice leaflets below to find out more.

Advice for all clients

Advice for all kitten owners

Advice for all puppy owners

Advice for veterinary practices


Behavioural Referrals Veterinary Practice offers a referral service in small animal behaviour medicine. Practice Principal Sarah Heath BVSc PgCertVE DipECAWBM(BM) CCAB FRCVS is both an RCVS and an EBVS ® European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine as well as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in recognition of her work in establishing behavioural medicine as a veterinary discipline. Sarah and the supporting team of veterinary surgeons, offer a comprehensive service in the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioural disorders. The tailor-made behavioural modification programmes are complemented by a follow up service provided by the team of rehabilitation trainers.

  • Behavioural Referrals will only accept behavioural cases that have been referred by a veterinary surgeon.
  • We only use positive, reward based methods.
  • We do not approve of the use of aversive techniques or gadgets, such as shock collars, rattle cans and choke chains.

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