Here to support you and your pet

The Animal Behaviour Clinic is located at the University of Lincoln’s City Centre campus and is a referral-only clinic for pets and animals of all species with behaviour and training problems.

The clinic, which is run by a small team of highly qualified behaviourists can help you with all types of problem behaviours you may be experiencing with your pet including aggression, fears, inappropriate toileting and many more.

More than 40% of pets are believed to have some form of behavioural issue, and in some cases, this can be easily rectified with the appropriate management and advice.  Whilst some problems may be due to a lack of or problem with training, more than 10% involve ongoing medical conditions. Close veterinary involvement is therefore essential.

The clinic is directed by Prof Daniel Mills BVSc PhD CBiol FSB FHEA CCAB Dip ECAWBM(BM) FRCVS European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and leading international authority on animal behaviour problems.

The team including Daniel Mills, Lynn Hewison MSc FHEA CCAB, Julia Pounder MSc, Kevin McPeake BVMS PGDip (CABC) MRCVS and Himara Van Haevermaet BVMS MSc MRCVS are ready to help you and your pet. As leaders in their respective fields, you will always be getting the best and most up to date advice, no matter who works with you.

We invite questions and are happy to help with any queries that you may have, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The team

The clinic is run by a small team of qualified specialists in behaviour.

Prof Daniel Mills

Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine

I am an RCVS, European and ASAB recognised specialist in clinical animal behaviour, as such I have been developing and exploring new interventions for behaviour problems.

Helen and her dog

Helen Zulch

Helen is a Royal College and European Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and additionally holds ASAB Certification as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist. She is an Associate Professor in Clinical Animal Behaviour in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Lincoln where she teaches on the MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour. Helen has worked in the field of companion animal behaviour for over 20 years lecturing and working with pet owners to support them with their pets’ behaviour and training needs. She has published in the scientific literature, presented lectures and seminars at international conferences and events, authored books and book chapters and was instrumental in developing the Life Skills for Puppies programme as well as the Life Skills for Puppies Train the Trainers course.

Julia Pounder

Non-Vet Behaviourist

Julia completed her MSc in Ornithology at the University of Birmingham and the MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln. She is an ASAB certified clinical animal behaviourist.

Himara Van Haevermaet

Veterinary Behaviourist

Resident ECAWBM and PhD student

Bev and her dog

Beverley Wilson

Veterinary Behaviourist

Resident ECAWBM and PhD student

Milly Jones

Non-Vet Behaviourist

Milly is an ABTC accredited Dog Training Instructor and has completed the MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Lincoln. She is now pursuing the highest level of behaviour qualification for a non-veterinary Clinician for both dogs and horses.