Behaviour Clinic


Welcome to Animal Behaviour at Lincoln, from this page you can access a range of behaviour related resources. The Animal Behaviour Clinic website is where all information and relevant online forms can be found (owner and vet) to facilitate a behaviour referral.

The clinic carries out internationally recognised research across a wide range of species. Pet owners can find out about how to contribute to some of this research via the Pets Can Do website.

The Clinic is still open and we are offering remote consultations as well as follow-up by video call, telephone, and e-mail as appropriate.

We will only be able to access paperwork sent in electronically for the time being.

If you are a referring vet, please complete our referral form and upload an up-to-date medical history. 

If you are a pet owner, we are able to offer an initial consultation via Microsoft 365 Teams or other virtual meeting packages. The consultation will involve expansion of the history form submitted, an in-depth behaviour assessment, treatment recommendations moving forwards, and up to three months of follow up support. This may be limited to management advice in some cases.

Due to not being able to perform a physical examination (where our veterinary behaviourists may otherwise have done so), in some cases we may ask you to send us additional information, possibly including video footage of your pet (if it is safe to do so). If we feel this is necessary, we will discuss the details with you as it is important to ensure safety and welfare of all. Therefore, please do not put yourself or other pets at risk trying to collect footage of problem behaviour.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us via email at

Animal Behaviour Resources
Image of a dog Pets Can Do

Within the School of Life Sciences, the Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare team carries out a wide range of welfare-friendly research involving a range of animals from dogs and cats, to fish and reptiles. The Pets Can Do database gives you and your pets the opportunity to get involved – we are looking for dogs, cats, reptiles and horses to sign up and be available for our projects.

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Image of a reptile Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Group

The Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Research Group comprises a unique team of internationally-renowned researchers working at the forefront of, and interface between, animal behaviour, cognition, health, and welfare. Our Mission is to use an inter-disciplinary approach to translate fundamental research in behaviour and cognition, to provide innovative, practical solutions for the benefit of animal health, welfare, and society.

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College of Health and Science, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln, LN6 7TS

Contact the clinic on +44(0)1522 835475