1- Day Veterinary Behaviour Clinic (Friday)

2- Day Veterinary Behaviour Seminar (Saturday & Sunday)

Available as 1-day, 2-days or 3-days

Each day equivalent to 5.5 hours of CPD for vets and vet nurses


16.5 KPA CEUs

8.5 CCPDT CEUs for dog trainers/8.5 CCPDT CEUs for behaviourists

Seminar dates and venue details:

Date: Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017
Time: 9am to 5pm
Venue: Abingdon & Witney College, Witney Campus, Holloway Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6NE


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Day 1 – Veterinary Behaviour Clinic

Veterinary Behaviour Clinic, including:

  • Common Myths in Clinical Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Medicine – illustrated via case histories
  • A tour through the scientific method and why this matters for diagnosis and treatment
  • Audience cases

Dr Overall will be presenting some of her own cases in the morning, and discuss five audience cases in the afternoon. The 5 cases will be chosen from submissions made 6 weeks before the event. An email will be sent to all those booked on the clinic two months before the event, inviting submissions and giving details of the application procedure.

Day 2 – Veterinary Behaviour Seminar

Medical aspects of behavioural problems:

  • When it is a ‘seizure’ vs. something else?
  • Do we need to worry about pain and itch?
  • Effects of illness on behaviours and behavioural medication.
  • The Effect of the thyroid gland on behaviour in dogs and cats: Truths and fallacies.
  • Can exercise and diet change brains and behaviours?
  • ‘Autistic’, ‘schizophrenic’ and ‘ADHD’ dogs:  Can we recognize these pathologies in dogs?

Day 3 – Veterinary Behaviour Seminar

  • Abnormal Canine Behaviours and Behavioural Pathologies involving Aggression:  Updates on the concepts of ‘resource guarding’, ‘dominance’, ‘jealousy’ and other attributions
  • How do you choose from the array of treatment paradigms?
  • What’s ‘punishment’ for a dog? Why the dog’s viewpoint must be central.

Dr Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVB, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist

Dr Karen L. Overall is a world leading Veterinary Behaviourist who received her BA, MA, and Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and is certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist.

Dr Overall is a core member of the Canine Behavior and Genetics Project, and is a renowned international speaker and teacher. She is the author of over a hundred scholarly publications on behavioural medicine, as well as many textbook chapters.  She is the author of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals (1997) and Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats (2013). She is also a columnist for DVM News and the editor-in-chief for the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

Dr Overall ran the behaviour clinic at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine for many years, and is now a Research Associate at the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior of the Psychiatry Department at the Perelman School of Medecine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Overall’s research focuses on neurobehavioural genetics of dogs and the development of normal and abnormal behaviours, and on the development of behaviours beneficial to working dogs, and their genetics.

Click here for Dr Overall’s full biography

Seminar dates and venue details:

Date: Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September 2017

Time: 9am to 5pm

Venue: Abingdon & Witney College, Witney Campus, Holloway Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6NE

  • Dogs not allowed inside the college but allowed in the car park ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ONLY. Please note that though the car park is somewhat sheltered, the college is in the middle of town. There is a garden outside and playing fields nearby (5 min drive). PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING ON THE FRIDAY NEEDS TO BE AT THE PUBLIC MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK ACROSS THE STREET SO UNSUITABLE FOR DOGS IN VEHICLES ON THIS DAY ONLY.
  • Animal Events UK and the venue will not be held responsible for dogs being kept in vehicles in car parks, or harm incurred to any dog(s), as a result of being left unattended in vehicles at any of our events.

Click here for Accommodation List (including cheap rooms in local houses)

Seminar Fees:

  • Veterinary Behaviour Clinic and 2-Day Seminar: £250
  • Veterinary Behaviour Clinic only: £105
  • 2-Day Seminar only: £165
  • Day 2 only: £105
  • Day 3 only: £105

Fee includes:

Day attendance and light lunch, cookies, cakes and refreshments including tea and coffee.

Please note: We do not send out tickets. Please keep the booking email you should receive for your records. Email info packs are sent out 2 weeks before the event.


Payment via PayPal (includes debit or credit card). Please contact Animal Events UK if you need to pay by BACS or cheque.