Mentoring in Clinical Animal Behaviour

Seeking mentoring in clinical animal behaviour? Zoe Demery and Megan Richardson are very happy to mentor or supervise anyone studying or working in clinical animal behaviour.  You could be working through the CCAB route as a FAB Clinicians candidate member, a provisional APBC member, an associate certified IAABC member, a vet or RVN in general practice – or indeed anyone just looking for a bit more guidance. Perhaps you are hoping to add a behaviour clinic to your veterinary practice?  Whatever it is, get in touch!

You would be welcome to sit in on our dog, cat or bird consultations to get some more experience virtually or in person.  Alternatively, we are available for a chat, to help you network, or to give you some feedback on your own work.

Zoe and Megan are Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourists in dogs (Zoe in cats and parrots too), independently accredited by the CCAB Certification (formally the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Accreditation Committee).   Zoe and Megan are proud Certificated Members of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians and registered Clinical Animal Behaviourists with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council.  They are fully insured and between them have years of experience running successful clinical behaviour businesses and supporting a wide range of animal behaviour students.  

Megan is moreover a full member of the APBC and a registered ATI with PACT, and Zoe is a registered supervisor and Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.  Zoe has also been trained ‘on the animal side’ of supervision with Loftus & Wild Behaviourist Mentoring & Supervision, and is a Certified Animal Behaviour Consultant (in parrots, cats and dogs) with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.

 You can read more detail here.

Meet Our Mentors

Meet Second Nature’s team who provide mentoring in clinical animal behaviour.

Zoe Demery

Zoe Demery

Senior Behaviourist

Zoe is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) in dogs, cats and parrots, independently accredited by CCAB Certification (formally the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Accreditation Committee). Zoe is proud to be a Certificated Member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians and supports the FAB Clinicians Board of Directors.  She is a registered Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) in the UK and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.  Zoe loves to help animals from around the globe – she is a Certified Animal Behaviour Consultant (CABC, certified to work with parrots, cats and dogs) with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC)

Zoe founded Second Nature Behaviour in 2015 to more effectively support all manner of companion animals and their caregivers in and around Birmingham.  At the same time, Zoe is actively involved with organisations expanding the field of clinical animal behaviour.  She is moreover passionate about mentoring colleagues, educating veterinary staff and advising local rescues.

Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson

Senior Behaviourist

Megan has always known that she wanted to work with animals and she has always been fascinated with animal behaviour and training. When she experienced her own dog having behavioural problems she realised that she wanted to pursue a career as an animal behaviourist, so that she could help others with their own animals’ behavioural difficulties.

Megan has worked in a variety of different types of animal collections, especially in boarding and rescue kennels and catteries, along with running dog training classes. This experience has brought about a passion for animal welfare as well as for behavioural rehabilitation.

Megan graduated from Harper Adams University with a first class BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, then grew her clinical behaviour practice with dogs and cats.  She has many years of experience and is an independently accredited Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB in dogs).  Megan is an active member of various organisations, including FAB Clinicians, APBC and PACT.  Last but not least Megan is registered as a CAB and ATI with the ABTC.

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