Welcome to The British Veterinary Behaviour Association
Welcome to the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA). The BVBA is an affiliate of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and is an educational group open to anyone working in or affiliated with the field of companion animal behaviour.
Study day 2018 - Wednesday 4th April - Details to follow!!
Study Day 2017: The Pet's Perspective - Seeing Things Through Their Eyes
Hall 10, The ICC Birmingham, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EA.
08.45-09.15 Registration and coffee
09.25-09.30 Chairman’s introduction - Chris Laurence
09.30-10.20 The human/animal bond from the cat's perspective - Dr John Bradshaw BA PhD
10.30-11.20 The long term effects of early life experiences in dogs and cats - Helen Zulch BVSc (Hons) DipECAWBM(BM) FHEA CCAB MRCVS
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-12.50 Short communications:
- Measuring health-related quality of life from the Cat’s perspective: development and validation of VetMetrica HRQL for Cats - Cori Noble
- What can waking inactivity reveal about affective states in non-human animals? A study on a possible depression-like state in the domestic dog - Naomi Harvey
- The effect and comparison of providing a box or partially covering the front of cage, on reducing cat stress levels post hospital admission - Charlie Wright
14.30-15.20 The human/animal bond from the dog’s perspective - Dr Tammie King
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.50 Frustration in dogs: understanding causes and importance in behaviour problems - Dr Rachel Casey BVMS PhD DipECAWBM(Behavioural Medicine) DipECAWBM(AWSEL) Dip(AS)CABC CCAB MRCVS
16.50-17.00 Chairman’s closing remarks - Chris Laurence
Booking for Study day is still available although we are nearly fully booked! For last minute bookings, please see our events page.
Webinar dates for 2017:
Sarah Heath - May 16th - To neuter or not? What factors can help us decide?
Nicola Chamberlain - 28th June - Hold your horses!! A further look at the use of learning theory and restraint technique
Vicky Halls RVN Dip Couns - August 8th - Managing conflict in multi-cat households
Pippa Hutchison - September 26th - Multispecies households - the good and the bad
Daniel Mills - November 8th - Separation related issues in our pets - identifying and treating these problems
Kendal Shepherd - December tbc - Introduction to acting as an expert witness in DDA cases