Welcome to Behaviour Service at the LVC
Thank you for visiting the London Vet Clinic Behaviour Service’s information pages.
Behaviour consultations are led by clinical veterinarian and behaviourist, Dr Natalia Aira Bewick MRCVS MSc (CAB). Dr Bewick will support and guide you to a better understanding of your pet’s behaviour. She will help you modify, resolve or manage the concerning behaviours. Your pet’s well-being is at the heart of all our treatment plans.
Our aims are to
Help you build a strong relationship with your pet.
Support you and your family through behaviour challenges.
Teach you and your dog the necessary skills to overcome behavioural concerns.
Treat each companion as an individual and tailor our recommendations to the specific needs of you, your family, and your pet.
The first behaviour appointment is for 1.5-2 hours. Prior to your appointment, please fill out the dog or cat form. It is very detailed and takes time to complete but it gives Dr Bewick essential background information about your pet’s environment, relationships, and past experiences. It is the starting point for developing an individual behaviour management plan for your pet.
The initial appointment fee is £420 (£350 + VAT). This fee includes a full behaviour report (consisting of assessment, diagnosis, prognosis), and a clear treatment plan. Following your pet’s initial consultation, follow-up sessions may be recommended to support you through treatment. Many pet health insurance plans cover behaviour treatments when provided by a qualified vet.
Consultations are in person or online. You are welcome to choose which option you prefer. For highly fearful or aggressive dogs and all cats, we recommend an online consultation for two main reasons: to avoid unnecessary stress for your pet and to analyse your pet’s behaviour in their own home.
We try to run our appointments on time, so please be aware that if you are late for your appointment, the time Dr Bewick has with you may be shortened. If you are running late, please let us know as soon as possible. If you need to cancel your appointment, please give us at least 24 hours’ notice so that we can offer that time to another pet in need.
Appointments are available between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday, Wednesday and Friday.