Hello, and welcome....
to Katey Aldred's website. Here you will find information for veterinary professionals.
I am a registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist (ABTC-CAB), providing exceptional bespoke services to owners. I am listed with The Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) and a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC).
I offer support through training and behaviour programmes to help owners achieve their goals or overcome problems they face. I am renowned for my compassion, empathy, professionalism and being thorough.
I work with many veterinary practices in the area and am recommended by my peers: "Katey is now an accomplished animal behaviourist; I have seen her work and results and have been thoroughly impressed. She is also a great tutor and has trained my nurses to handle challenging pets and their socialisation, leading to happier pet/vet interaction. Highly recommend. " Kiran Gabri, Veterinary Surgeon. Recommended in 2018. Please read it here.
I hope you find everything you are looking for today. Should there be anything else you need, please get in touch via the dedicated veterinary contact form at the bottom of the page.
Does the owner need behaviour or training help, or both? Katey can help with both for dogs & cats.
If the owner is experiencing a training challenge or needs to learn more, a training programme is available! There is no training exercise that Katey cannot help with.
If the owner is experiencing behaviour issues, they will need to embark on a behaviour programme. This involves an in-depth assessment to understand the problems that are occurring entirely. In addition, the pet will need a recent veterinary examination to rule out a medical factor.
The minimum commitment required for Katey to take on a case is three sessions: for behaviour cases, this is 1 x assessment appointment and 2 x follow-up appointments. The longer the owner commits to follow-up support, the more favourable the outcome will be for overcoming the issue/s.
REFER A BEHAVIOUR CASE
Each patient needs a veterinary referral form.
It is important for this step to be completed to understand if there is any contributing health issues. It also allows Katey to have a point of contact should the patient need to be referred back to the veterinary surgeon. If the owner has contacted Katey first they are informed they may need a re-examination if they have not attended the practice recently.
Each owner needs to complete a questionnaire.
Upon completion of the referral form, the owner will be sent an automated email with the information they need to proceed. Completed questionnaires will only be read when a behaviour programme has been booked/scheduled. The booking link is provided directly to the owner upon form submission. Cat questionnaire CLICK HERE
Each owner needs to check with their company.
Owners might be able to claim from their insurance depending on their policy. The owner will need to check this themselves, as Katey is a full APBC member and a veterinary nurse this usually meets insurance requirements. We do not accept direct claims, the amount will need to be claimed back. The claim form may need to be signed by the referring vet.
Each owner receives a report on their first follow up appointment.
The report is created from the data gathered during the behaviour assessment. The referring veterinary surgeon will receive a summary letter outlining the presented signs, behaviour differentials, behaviour diagnosis and initial goals. The summary letter might also contain any recommendations for follow-up veterinary intervention. This might be a medical condition that needs investigation or to discuss utilising medication.
RESOURCES FOR VETS
Helping Dogs with Vet Fear
This webinar is designed to help staff members working in practice better understand this common issue. This will help team members to apply methods that can help dogs to feel less stressed during veterinary visits.
Topics discussed include:
- Fear response
- Previous research
- Body language
- Common behaviour pressures in practice
- Behaviour Techniques
- How you can help
- PLUS Free handouts for veterinary staff
The cost is £10 per person OR bulk purchase over 10 places for a 50% discount (maximum of 2 months viewing time). You will be invoiced for the fee once you have let us know how many places you need. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to get in touch for purchasing details.
USEFUL READING RESOURCES
In this section, you will find references to valuable papers that may interest you.
READING LIST COMING SOON.
Want the free handouts to help with Vet Fear? CLICK HERE to sign up and access them.
VETERINARY CONTACT FORM
Need to get in touch? Please use this dedicated form.