WHO ARE WE?


The Veterinarians of the ANZCVS Veterinary Behaviour Chapter are those with a specific interest and high level of expertise in the field of animal behaviour. We are involved in all facets of animal behaviour, from research and investigation, to practical applications in management of behaviour in domestic and wild species. We give advice about animal behaviour to media, dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary nurses, zoos and wildlife parks, welfare groups, universities and other interested groups. We are the first port of call for owners of pets who have issues such as anxiety, reactivity, and aggression. Our veterinarians treat cases of house soiling, noise phobias, separation anxiety, tail chasing, excessive barking, feather plucking, cribbing, flank sucking, pacing, dementia and more. The majority of these problems are not simple training or obedience problems, but have an underlying medical basis. Our veterinarians are skilled at diagnosing the underlying cause of a behaviour and developing a treatment plan, which may involve appropriate medication (if indicated), environmental management and behavioural modification.
Please scroll down to the register below to contact a behaviour veterinarian near you.


MISSION:
To advance the understanding and application of animal behaviour principles. This is both a science and an art.
The Veterinary Behaviour Chapter aims to foster the interest of veterinarians in the understanding of animal behaviour. This aim is met by working within the College to provide an examination process that allows recognition of further study in the field of animal behaviour.
The Chapter:
Actively seeks mentors for candidates and supports the formation of mentor groups to provide support and guidance for prospective members.
Prepares examinations and organises examiners for Membership candidates. Provides a means of accreditation for veterinarians interested in animal behaviour.
Provides a means by which veterinarians can show that they have the skills, knowledge and attitude to be deemed competent in this field.
Produces regular newsletters to disseminate relevant information to members and other interested parties.
Encourages and provides support for members in preparation of material for publication or presentation.
Provides a forum for presentation of material to peers at regular scientific meetings.
Facilitates the exchange of knowledge between veterinarians interested in animal behaviour and animal welfare.
Provides an advice service to media, dog trainers, veterinarians, veterinary nurses, universities and other interested groups.
Encourages exchange of knowledge with and collaborative work with other groups involved in animal behaviour and animal welfare.
Encourages further investigation in the area of animal behaviour using scientific research methods to further knowledge in this field.
To increase the profile of animal behaviour as part of veterinary medicine.
Aims to acquire, maintain, employ and dispose of such real and personal property and to organise such services as will further the above aims.
In addition the Chapter is responsible for the organisation of Fellowship examinations. Success at these rigorous examinations allows eligibility for specialist registration.

FELLOWS OF THE ANZCVS VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR CHAPTER
College Fellowship is associated with scholarly and technical excellence in a particular subject. Standards required for training and examination in Fellowship subjects meet or exceed the prerequisites for registration as a Veterinary Specialist in Australia and/or New Zealand.
These veterinarians have the highest level of experience and knowledge in the field of veterinary behaviour. They provide consultation services to behaviour cases referred from the general public, or from other veterinarians, including those holding MANZCVS qualifications.

Dr Robert J Holmes BVM&S PhD MRCVS FANZCVS
Animal Behaviour Clinics
robert@animalbehaviour.com 
+61 419 384 922
House calls, e-consults and expert opinions available throughout Australia


VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR SPECIALISTS

 

Dr Gabrielle Carter BVSc (Hons), MSc, MANZCVS, DACVB
Registered Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour
Victoria, AUS


Dr Jacqui Ley BVSc (Hons) PhD Dip ECAWBM FANZCVS(Veterinary Behaviour)
Registered Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine
Veterinary Behaviour Services Australia
137 Holm Park Road BEACONSFIELD VIC 3807
0410 327 463
jacqui@drjacquiley.com.au 
Consulting at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre (MVSC) 03 9887 8844

Dr Kersti Seksel BVSc (Hons) MRCVS MA (Hons) FACVSc DACVB DECAWBM
Registered Veterinary Specialist, Behavioural Medicine
Sydney Animal Behaviour Service
55 Ethel Street
Seaforth, NSW, 2092
Telephone +61 2 9949 8511.
FAX +61 2 9949 6364.
Email sabs@sabs.com.au 
Dr Seksel consults in Sydney, NSW and Adelaide South Australia, in addition to holding registration in QLD and NT. Occasionally Dr Seksel travels to seminars or conferences, and can make herself available to see clients in that area. Please contact our office to discuss your requirements and location. Alternatively, we can always help you with a telephone or fax consultation where your vet assists us with the consultation process.


VETERINARIANS WITH FURTHER QUALIFICATIONS IN BEHAVIOUR
(MEMBERS OF THE ANZCVS VETERINARY BEHAVIOUR CHAPTER):


College Membership signifies that a veterinarian has expertise and competence in a nominated subject area. To become a member of the College a candidate must have at least four years post-graduate experience as a veterinarian and have successfully completed both written and oral/practical examinations in veterinary behaviour.
These veterinarians have a high degree of knowledge and experience in the field of veterinary behaviour. They provide consultation services to behaviour cases referred from the general public or from veterinarians in general practice.



AUSTRALIA
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:

Dr Helen Purdam BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Hall Veterinary Surgery
33 Victoria St., Hall ACT 2618
02 6230 2223
helen@hallvet.com.au 
www.hallvet.com.au
Small animal practice.

Dr Isabelle Resch BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Inner South Veterinary Centre
47 Jerrabomberra Avenue
Narrabundah ACT 2604
02 6295 0770
Reception@innersouthvets.com.au 
www.innersouthvets.com.au
Small animal including small furry exotics

NEW SOUTH WALES:


Dr Heather Chee, BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS(Veterinary Behaviour)
Vet Behaviour Team
We provide behavioural housecalls in the Sydney and Blue Mountains area for dogs and cats.
0432 881 174
www.vetbehaviourteam.com
vetbehaviourteam@gmail.com  
www.facebook.com/VetBehaviourTeam/
Our passion is to use current scientific understanding and kindness to help you and your pet live happy, harmonious lives.

Dr Amanda Cole, BVSc MACVS(Veterinary Behaviour)
Vet Behaviour Team
We provide behavioural housecalls in the Sydney and Blue Mountains area for dogs and cats.
0432 881 174
www.vetbehaviourteam.com
vetbehaviourteam@gmail.com  
www.facebook.com/VetBehaviourTeam/
Our passion is to use current scientific understanding and kindness to help you and your pet live happy, harmonious lives.

Dr Kathy Cornack BVSC (hons) MANZVCS (Veterinary behaviour)
Holistic Vets Newcastle
www.holisticvets.com.au  
0421 501977
Newcastle area. In home consultations and assessments.

Dr Lisa Henshaw BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) CMAVA
Camden Valley Animal Hospital
2 Exchange Parade, Smeaton Grange NSW 2567
02 4647 6199
camdenvalleyvet@gmail.com 
http://www.camdenvalleyanimalhospital.com.au


Dr Lynn Mathison, B.V.Sc (Hons), MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Greencross Coreen Avenue Vets
Unit 2, 117 Coreen Avenue Penrith, NSW, Australia. 2750

lynn.mathison@greencrossvets.com.au  
0247313055

Dr Joanna McLachlan, BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS(Veterinary Behaviour) PgCert.VetConsMed N8285

Pet Behaviour Vet
02 8599 0859
admin@petbehaviourvet.com.au 
www.petbehaviourvet.com.au
www.facebook.com/PetBehaviourVet/
PO Box 196 Menai Central NSW 2234 (postal address)

Our behaviour veterinarians and experienced force-free trainers offer house-call, in-clinic and telephone consultations (if appropriate). Our administrative office is based in south-eastern Sydney.
HOUSE CALLS: all areas of Sydney and Wollongong (extra mileage charges may apply)
CLINIC CONSULTATIONS
- Macarthur Veterinary Group (Gregory Hills) - SW Sydney
- Companion Animal Veterinary Hospital (Dapto) - south of Wollongong
PUPPY PRESCHOOL: Fairford Rd Animal Hospital (Bankstown)



Dr Jen Nesbitt-Hawes BVSc (Hons) MVSt (Wild Med) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Pet Perspective
contactpetperspective@gmail.com 
www.petperspective.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/Pet.Perspective/
Ph: 0490766273
Veterinary Behaviour Education (Veterinary clinic staff training services, client education, kids and dogs programs, public seminars)

Dr Sally Nixon BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Animal Progress
Veterinary behaviour consultations for Northeast Victoria and Albury area of New South Wales”
0423237057
sallynixon@animalprogress.com 
http://animalprogress.com/

Dr Andrew O'Shea BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Sydney Animal Behaviour Service
55 Ethel Sreet
Seaforth NSW 2092
9949 8511

And

University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney
65 Parramatta Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
9351 3437

Dr Louise Rourke BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) MDI (CPDT)
Louise Rourke Behaviour Services
Phone: 0427 388 326
Email: louiserourke4@gmail.com 

I provide home visits for behavioural issues throughout the Mid North Coast of NSW. Together with my team of Delta trainers, we conduct a range of individual and class training sessions. Our practice also provides training and assessment of Delta Pets as Therapy dogs.

VICTORIA:

Dr Tina Chen BVSc (QLD) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Vetcall, West Footscray
9687 7711 
info@vetcall.net.au 

Dr Emma Hughes BSc (Hons); BVSc (Hons); MSc (Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare); MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour).
Better Behaviour Veterinary Services
Located in Central Victoria (Macedon Ranges)
www.bbvs.com.au
emma@bbvs.com.au  

Dr Trepheena Hunter BAgSc (Hons) MAgSc BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary behaviour)
ACVB Resident in private practice training (American College of Veterinary Behavorists)
Wild Things Veterinary Behaviour Service

0407 526 367
0414 588 586

info@wildthingsvbs.com.au  
http://wildthingsvbs.com.au

Dr Marika Ley
Caroline Springs Vet Hospital
225 Caroline Springs Blvd
03 8390 2266
info@carolinespringsvet.com.au 
Behaviour consultations for dogs and cats are generally done at the clinic. House visits can be arranged.


Dr Katherine Macmillan BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
kmbehaviour@gmail.com 
0427160677
Home visit behaviour consultations in Melbourne and surrounding areas

Dr Sally Nixon BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Animal Progress
Veterinary behaviour consultations for Northeast Victoria and Albury area of New South Wales
0423237057
sallynixon@animalprogress.com 
http://animalprogress.com/


Dr Kerrie Piper BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary behaviour, Veterinary pharmacology)
Trafalgar and Newborough Veterinary Centres
7 Contingent St Trafalgar; 3/43 Monash Rd Newborough, Vic
03 56331327, 03 51262880
trafvet@dcsi.net.au 
www.trafalgarvet.com

Dr Emma Rigby BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)


Wild Things Veterinary Behaviour Services
0414 588 586
info@wildthingsvbs.com.au
http://wildthingsvbs.com.au


Dr Melanie Rockman BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Veterinary Behaviour Consultations & Lecturer (Uvet -Melb.Uni.Vet Hospital)
250 Princes Hwy Werribee 3030
03 9731 2000
mrockman@unimelb.edu.au 
Bayside Animal Behaviour Services
Melbourne / Geelong & Surf Coast
0403 548 770



Dr Diane van Rooy BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Dog & Cat Behaviour Consultations
P.O.Box 194, Sunbury Vic 3429
0423 087 823
behaviour@drdi.com.au 
www.drdi.com.au
Home visits

Dr Thulasi Sarvananthar BVSc BVMS MANZVCS (Behaviour)
Prahran Veterinary Hospital
682 Malvern Road, Prahran 3181, Victoria, Australia
(03) 9510 1335
email: hello@prahranvet.com.au


Dr Susannah Wood BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Myvet Byron Bay,
1/70 Centennial Circuit,
Byron Bay,
NSW 2481
phone: 02 66856899
email: mvbyron@nvcvets.com.au 
website: www.myvetbyronbay.com.au


TASMANIA:


Dr Katrina Ward BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) BMA
170 Channel Highway, Kingston, Tasmania 7005
0439 963 300
kward5030@netspace.net.au  or admin@katrinaward.com.au  
http://www.katrinaward.com.au/
Servicing clients Tasmania-wide. Behaviour consultations can be at your home or in the clinic. Phone consultations also provided.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:


Dr Chalette Brown BSc DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Gawler Veterinary Services
3 Bright Street, Willaston, SA, 5118.
08 8522 2055
gawlervet@gawlervet.com.au 
www.gawlervet.com.au

Jon Carruthers BSC, BVMS, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

199 Main Road
Blackwood
Sa 5051
(08) 8278 4147
www.hillsvet.com.au
reception@hillsvet.com.au 

Dr Tracey Henderson BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Australian Veterinary Behaviour Services
116 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA, 5171
08 7480 0597
info@avbs.net.au 
www.avbs.net.au
In clinic or home visit, dogs and cats.

Eleanor Parker BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Pawly Understood
pawlyunderstood@gmail.com 
www.pawlyunderstood.com
0468 451 313


QUEENSLAND:

Dr Leah Barth BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Currimundi Veterinary Surgery
698 Nicklin Way, Currimundi QLD 4551
(07) 54938222
info@currimundivet.com.au
www.currimundivet.com.au
Providing behaviour consultations in clinic and home visits in the local area. We request that you complete a behaviour consultation questionnaire when booking.

Dr Bronwen Bollaert BVSc, MSc, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

Healthy Pet Veterinary Services
0481 527 678
vet@healthypetmobilevet.com.au  
www.healthypetmobilevet.com.au
P.O. Box 1221, Aspley QLD 4034
Dr Bronwen sees first-opinion behaviour cases (i.e. owners can contact directly) and accepts referrals from trainers and GP vets in Brisbane.
In-home consultations.


Dr Karen Dawson BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)


Pet Behaviour Clinic @ Veterinary Specialist Services
http://vss.net.au/
0422236195
travelvet@optusnet.com.au 
Home visits available. Our practice is extensively involved in assisting rescue and rehoming and regularly assists many animal welfare organisations, working collaboratively with trainers to help ease the transition into a new home for many troubled pets.

Dr Cam Day BVSc BSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Cam Day Consulting
‘Camelot’
437 Ford Road
PRIESTDALE QLD 4127
Ph 07 3341 9153
drcam@pethealth.com.au 
www.pethealth.com.au
Dr Cam has been consulting in veterinary behaviour management full-time for the last 22 years. He offers house-calls, in-clinic consultations and telephone consultations for pet owners in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Start by completing an assessment form on www.petbehaviour.com.au and then you can choose Dr Cam’s DIY system or a consultation service.

Dr Nela Graham BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Calm Companions
26 Billington St, Labrador, Gold Coast, 4215
1800 Dr Nela (1800 37 6352)
info@calmcompanions.com.au 
www.calmcompanions.com.au
As a vet and dog trainer, I provide both full home-based Vet Behaviour Consultations (for Behaviour Problems) and Behaviour Training consultations (for early behaviour challenges), from Brisbane to Byron Bay. I also provide home-based Puppy Set-Ups and run professional, personalised and small class size puppy programs in the Labrador, GC area.

Dr Rimini Quinn BVSc (Hons) MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Kind Animal Behaviour Services
0468 638 287
kabs@thekindvet.com 
Seeing Behaviour cases and running Puppy Classes on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Dr Richard Seymour BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)

The Vet Collective

(07) 5568 7001
8/110 Mountain View Avenue, Miami 4220 (Gold Coast)

www.thevetcollective.com
contact@thevetcollective.com


WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

Dr Kate Lindsey BSc (Hons) BVMS (Hons) MANCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Kalmpets Animal Behaviour Centre
Unit 3/26 Gibberd Road, Balcatta 6021
(08) 9240 2228
reception@kalmpets.com
http://www.kalmpets.com

Dr Nicole Lobry de Bruyn BSc BVMS MANZCVS (Feline Medicine and Veterinary Behaviour)
0417 965 764
nicole@animalsense.com.au 
www.animalsense.com.au

Dr Lucy van der Weide BSc BVMS MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
The Mindful Pet
0488 150 706

info@mindfulpet.com.au  
www.mindfulpet.com.au

NORTHERN TERRITORY:



NEW ZEALAND:

Dr Jess Beer BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Kiwi Vet Behaviour
Auckland, New Zealand
Ph + 64 22 1066 896
kiwivetbehaviour@outlook.co.nz 
www.kiwivetbehaviour.net
twitter @kvbehaviour
https://www.facebook.com/kiwivetbehaviour/


Dr Elsa Flint MSc BVSc MANCVS Veterinary Behaviour PhD

Animals with Attitude Behaviour Clinic
Auckland N.Z
e.flint@xtra.co.nz 
Ph + 64 272649777
Ph + 64 94157173

Dr Frederique Hurly BVSc MPhil MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
12 Thomas Hamer Place, Greenhithe, Auckland 0632
02108309958

Dr Rhea Hurley BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Behaviour Vet / Vet Smart
c/o Vet Smart, 1 Grays Rd, Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, N.Z.
+ 64 21 413 431
rhea@behaviourvet.nz 
www.behaviourvet.nz or www.vetsmart.co.nz
In-clinic and house-call behaviour consults for companion animals in Wellington

Dr Kevin Stafford BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Massey University
Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
64 6 9518173
k.j.stafford@massey.ac.nz 

Dr Rachael Stratton BVSc MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Veterinarian, Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and Assistant Manager VERT Veterinary Emergency Response Team
Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6 350 5329
VetHospital@massey.ac.nz

 

Dr Mark Turnwald BVSc MACVSc(Veterinary Behaviour)

Belmont Veterinary Clinic
2 Egremont St, Belmont, Auckland 0622.
Ph 09 446 1155.
Website: belmontvets.co.nz
email: info@belmontvets.co.nz 



CANADA


Dr. Tawnya R. Copland DVM MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour)
Prairie Rose Veterinary Services
Innisfree, Alberta Canada T0B 2G0
(780) 592-VETS (8387)
www.prairierosevet.ca



UNITED KINGDOM

Dr James Sabin BVSc MANZCVS(Veterinary Behaviour) MRCVS
Medivet Sidcup Halfway Street
294 Halfway Street, Sidcup, DA15 8DT, UK
+44 (0)20 8850 0306
sidcup.halfway.st@medivet.co.uk 
http://www.medivet.co.uk/practice-finder/south-east-london/sidcup-eltham
I do home visits for behavioural consultations as well as doing consultations in the practice.


 

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