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Dr Sarah Lowery
BVetMed BSc MSc MRCVS CCAB
Veterinary behaviourist

Treatment and prevention of dog and cat behavioural problems in Norfolk.

 

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ABOUT

Dr Lowery

 
 

CONSULTATIONS

BEHAVIOURAL ASSESSMENT AND SUPPORT PACKAGE

The assessment process involves an in depth analysis of the problem, development of a treatment plan and practical training. This is a three month package.

Before we meet, this starts for me with a review of your pet's history from your vet, your pre- consultation questionnaire and any videos you have sent.

 

The assessment consultation is a home visit lasting at least two hours where I can observe your pet directly (online consultations available on request). This session is about making the correct diagnosis and understanding your pet, their family and their environment in order to make a treatment plan which will work for them as an individual. This part of the process is vital and is not about giving you quick fixes.

After the consultation you will receive a detailed written assessment and treatment plan for your pet.  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.

You will receive three months email support following the assessment and up to two 1-hour follow up consultations as part of your initial assessment package. During this time I am aiming to set you up to be able to continue making lifelong changes in your pet's behaviour. 

Behaviour Assessment three month package:       £550 + travel*

Additional Follow-up consultation:                                 £100/hour + travel *

* travel is 0.45p/mile from NR4 per visit

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 or CCAB (we are both). 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                   £150 + 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.

Qualifications and memberships:

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary college

Bachelor of Psychology, University College London

Masters of Clinical Animal Behaviour, University of Lincoln

ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB)

Registered Veterinary Behaviourist with Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Certified Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC)

Sarah graduated as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in 2006. After working in small animal practice for many years in 2017 she established the Pet Behaviour Practice to provide the dedicated behaviour care she saw her patients and their caregivers needed. 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 and director at the Pet Behaviour Practice.

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CONTACT

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​Email: info@petbehaviourpractice.co.uk
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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