The assessment consultation involves an in depth analysis of the problem, development of a treatment plan and practical training. These are home visits lasting at least two hours where I can observe your pet directly and answer all your questions. Online consultations are also available on request.
After the consultation you will receive a written behaviour assessment report and treatment plan for your pet. I aim to set you up with the skills you need to make life long change in your pet's behaviour. Your primary vet will also receive a report and I will discuss any further medical workup needed with them. If I prescribe your pet medication I will do this via your primary vet practice.
Behaviour change takes time and ongoing monitoring after the assessment is vital. You will receive three months phone/email advice following the assessment as part of your initial assessment cost. Follow up practical support is tailored to you and your pet's individual needs and will be discussed at assessment. Some issues need fortnightly follow up for many months, others need only remote support.
Behaviour Assessment Consultation: £300 + travel*
Follow up consultations/desensitization: £50/hour + travel *
* travel is 0.45p/mile from NR4.
To book a consultation you will need a referral from your primary vet. Your vet can find a referral form and information on the vets page. You will also need to complete and return the pre-consultation questionnaire (see contacts page). Once the forms have been received you will be contacted to book the assessment.
Payment and Insurance:
Consultations are invoiced and due on day of visit. Payment by BACs (preferred), cheque or cash. Many pet insurance companies will now cover behaviour problem if treated by a vet. Please check your individual policy. Let us know if you will be making a claim on booking and we can assist your claim. Please pay the practice directly before making your claim; direct claims cannot be accepted. There is an insurance administration fee of £10. All prices include VAT
ONE-TO-ONE PUPPY CLINICS
The skills we teach our puppies shape the dogs they later become. I can help you teach your puppy the life skills they need to be resilient, confident, polite and happy members of their new human family. I strongly believe this can help prevent behaviour problems in later life.
These are targeted hour sessions to deal with specific questions you have about your puppy and also give you an overview of my approach to bringing up a puppy.
Puppy clinic: per hour £75 + travel*
“Having worked as a vet in general practice for over fourteen years, I believe that behavioural medicine is one of the most important parts of your pet's health. Behaviour is not separate from health, it is an expression of health”
Dr Sarah Lowery BSc BVetMed MSc MRCVS CCAB
At the Pet Behaviour Practice, Dr Lowery provides a holistic approach to your pet's health focused on their mental well-being.
Sarah graduated with a Veterinary degree from the Royal Veterinary College and Psychology degree from University College London in 2006. In 2017 she established the Pet Behaviour Practice to provide the veterinary attention and support she saw her behavioural patients and their caregivers needed. She has a prestigious distinction level Masters degree at in Clinical Animal Behaviour from Lincoln University. She is an ASAB Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist and a candidate member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour clinicians (FABC)
Sarah’s approach is based on current scientific research and uses ethically sound methods at all times. The use of outdated, aversive and dominance methods are still rife in the field of pet behaviour. These methods are not only unpleasant but are likely to worsen your pet's issues. Sarah prides herself on keeping up-to-date and maintaining affiliations with recognised pet behavioural association you can trust.
As a vet Sarah is able to offer unique insight into your pet's behavioural health and work directly with your primary veterinarian if your pet's physical health is affecting their behaviour or if medication is needed. With her knowledge of training and learning theory, Sarah can work with your dog trainer to ensure long-term improvement in your dog.
Sarah is based in Norwich with her family of one cat, two dogs, two children and a husband! She is the Principal vet at the Pet Behaviour Practice whilst still regularly practising as a vet in general practice.
Tel: 07899 912 193
To book a consultation you will need a referral from your GP vet. Please ask them to complete the referral form and give them permission to share clinical history with us. Then complete and return the questionnaire below via email. Please add any additional information, photos or videos of the problem you think are helpful. Large videos can be sent via Whatsapp to the number below.
Once these two forms are received you will be contacted to organise a consultation.
For any further questions please use the form below.
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