Emma Brown BVSC PG Dip (Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare) MRCVS CCAB

RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour

Emma qualified as a Veterinary Surgeon in 2001. She spent 15 years in mixed practice before moving to small animal practice in 2016. Emma is particularly interested in the links between disease and animal behaviour and especially how an understanding of behaviour can improve the welfare of the animals that share our lives.In 2014 Emma completed a post graduate diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Newcastle University. Emma is an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Companion Animal Behaviour. She is is a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB), independently accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and a certificated member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC). Emma is an Animal Behaviour & Training Council (ABTC) Registered Veterinary Behaviourist.

Emma takes canine and feline behaviour cases on referral from veterinary practices around the southwest as well as offering behavioural support to referring practices. She is a committee member for the FABC and has presented at conferences in the UK and abroad.

Lisa Pinno MSc (Clinical Animal Behaviour)

Lisa is a qualified animal behaviourist who completed her MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour at the University of Lincoln in 2012, and has over 10 years’ experience within the field. She is currently a candidate member of the Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC) and training to become a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB).

She has spent a number of years lecturing in Clinical Animal Behaviour, and Animal Welfare at degree level, as well as having worked as an Equine Rescue Yard Manager, and studying free-ranging wolves in Poland. Lisa’s interests lie in the field of behaviour and welfare, particularly around quality of life.

She specialises in canine, and equid(horses, donkeys and mules) behaviour cases, on veterinary referral, in the Southwest.

Rebecca (Becks) Owen RVN

Becks is a qualified veterinary nurse. She has worked for the Pelyn branch of Kernow Vets since 1998. She has the following animal behaviour qualifications.

  • ThinkDog! Intermediate level 3
  • ThinkDog! Advanced level 4
  • Compass Education Diploma in Feline Behaviour and Psychology
  • Working towards Compass Education Advanced Diploma in Animal Behaviour level 5 to become an ABTC recognised Animal Behaviour Technician

Becks runs our fantastic confidence clinics for anxious pets within the practice, carries out follow up behaviour visits and keeps in regular contact with clients via email / phone calls. She is available to book for Training advice and to give preventative behaviour advice.