Animal Behaviour Clinic

Animal Behaviour Clinic

The behavioural medicine clinic at the RVC is run by an experienced pet behaviour specialist, with expertise in canine, feline and other small animal behaviour. He also has a specific interest in the impact of environment, nutrition and certain metabolic derangements.

Service information

Our specialist consultant in companion animal behaviour assesses and treats behavioural problems in cats and dogs, as well as providing advice on the management of behavioural aspects of medical problems.
Our caseload includes the investigation and treatment of:

  • Canine and feline aggression
  • Anxiety in dogs and cats, such as noise phobia
  • Abnormal behaviour, such as tail chasing, self-mutilation and shadow chasing
  • Cognitive disorder (dementia)
  • Inter-cat aggression
  • Feline house-soiling and marking
  • Behavioural problems that are secondary to medical problems (e.g. pain and epilepsy)

The pet behaviour clinic is integrated with other speciality disciplines within the the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, providing access to MRI, CT and other advanced diagnostic facilities.


Assessment and follow-up

An initial assessment consultation is usually carried out at the hospital, with follow-up appointments to suit the client and problem. Separation anxiety in dogs and cats and some other feline behaviour problems may be seen as home appointments by arrangement. 

Our pet behaviour clinic supports dogs and cats with a variety of behavioral problems and health conditions

The pet behaviour clinic is held at the Queen Mother Hospital and home visits are arranged where necessary

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 2)

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 1)


Key Clinicians


Jon Bowen

Honorary Lecturer in Small Animal Behaviour