Hi, I’m Caroline Clark, a Registered Veterinary Nurse with over 30 years’ experience of working in small/mixed animal practice and a Qualified Animal Behaviourist, specialising in the diagnosis, treatment and management of behavioural problems in companion animals (cats, dogs, parrots, rabbits and small mammals). I am Full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and am listed with the Association of Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) as a Registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
I believe that a holistic approach is important so I work closely with owners to design a tailor made action plan to help modify, manage and hopefully resolve behaviour problems in their pets. I recently completed a Diploma in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) so that I can help owners if the behaviour of their animal is having an emotional impact on them too.I am very proud to state that I only use positive reinforcement methods and because of my combined practical and theoretical experience I am well placed to understand the basis for most problem behaviours.
My other specialism is in Pet First Aid training. As an experienced registered veterinary nurse I am uniquely placed for teaching and training pet professionals and owners how to recognize and deal with a range of emergency situations. My hosted and online courses are accredited with the Continuing Professional Development Office which means it has been validated by an independent body.
I hold a professional teaching qualification and lecture to under-graduates and pet professionals on a range of subjects. For those interested in learning more about behaviour, first aid or health and welfare of pets I offer a range of short courses throughout the year. These courses are suitable for veterinary surgeons and nurses, trainers and those working with pets in a professional capacity. Some may be suitable for pet owners too.
As well as writing helpful free articles here on my own website, I also write articles for veterinary journals and have provided professional advice for TV documentaries. I recently appeared as the expert animal behaviourist on the TV series Embarrassing Pets, which aired weekday evenings at 5.30pm on Channel 4. It was such fun working with a vast array of different animals and meeting their lovely owners.