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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 with behavioural concerns.

The clinic, which is run by a small team of highly qualified behaviourists can help you with all types of behavioural concerns 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 concern, and in some cases, this can be easily rectified with the appropriate management and advice. However, more than 80% of pets exhibiting behavioural concerns have ongoing medical conditions which may be contributing. 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, Helen Zulch , Milly Jones , Beverley Wilson, Francesca Guagliumi and Honour Smith 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.

Professor Daniel Mills

Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine &Animal Behaviour Clinic Director

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

Helen and her dog

Dr Helen Zulch

Associate Professor in Clinical Animal Behaviour

Helen is a Royal College and European Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine and additionally holds CCAB 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 25 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.

Dr Beverley Wilson

Veterinary Behaviourist

Resident ECAWBM and PhD student

Dr Francesca Guagliumi

Veterinary Behaviourist

Resident ECAWBM and PhD student

Milly Jones

Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB)

Honour Smith

Pre-certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Animal Training Instructor (ATI) for dogs.