Samantha Lindley BVSc MRCVS
Samantha qualified from Bristol Veterinary School in 1988 and interned at University of Glasgow as Large Animal House Physician. After four years mixed practice in Ayrshire, she moved to join Dr Roger Mugford’s Animal Behaviour Centre where she worked as veterinary consultant, developing interests in the clinical causes of behaviour problems; the welfare of captive wild animals; acupuncture and chronic pain management; and making regular TV and radio appearances to discuss these topics. At this time Samantha became involved in large number of legal cases, primarily those brought under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and has continued to act as an expert witness in such cases. In 1997 she moved back to Scotland and started a behaviour clinic at the Small Animal Hospital at University of Glasgow and across central Scotland. Samantha continues to work for the welfare of captive wild animals; teaches vets, vet students and nurses; and writes extensively on all her subjects of interest.
Far sighted solutions
Animal behaviour problems often require “a long view” back into the patient’s history and experiences, and forwards into the future management and likely progress of the condition. Although there are occasional quick fixes and miracle cures in this field, we mainly need the philosophy of ‘playing the long game’. Clients and patients can be assured that when embarking on a course of therapy that they will receive help over as long a period as they require it, adapting to changing circumstance and conditions.
The Behaviour Clinic covers:
Dogs: Aggression towards people and/or other dogs; Anxiety including separation problems, sound sensitivities, generalised anxieties, poor socialisation; first time owners.
Cats: Inappropriate toileting; Indoor spraying; Aggression towards people and/or other cats; General anxiety; new owners.
Consultation fees: Canine £295.00, Cats £221.00 plus VAT. Home visits incur a travel charge (on request).
The consultation fee includes:
- 2 hour behaviour consultation with the client and animal. This includes taking a full history and practical handling sessions where necessary
- A full written report to client detailing the behaviour modification programme agreed
- A copy of the report and summary letter to you, the referring veterinary surgeon
- Follow up support as required for 3 months
Some pet insurance policies do cover behaviour fees, but clients should check their own policy.