The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) requires that all members practising as animal behaviourists must work solely on veterinary referral.  It is essential that there is a link between the veterinary surgeon and the behaviourist in all cases, not least because of the link between some medical conditions and behavioural symptoms shown by dogs and cats with behaviour problems.  Therefore all behaviour cases require a recent clinical examination and the completion of a veterinary referral form prior to the behavioural consultation. 

If you are a vet and would like to refer a client to AbbeyPet Animal Behaviour, please contact us or print and return the form below. 

To find out more about Dr. Jo Whitehead and AbbeyPet, please follow this link to the About AbbeyPet page.

This form was produced following consultation with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and can be downloaded here:  BVBA-Referral-form

Forms should be printed off and returned to:

Dr J Whitehead

AbbeyPet Animal Behaviour Clinic

16-18 Langton Road


YO17 9AD