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ABOUT ME

Feline behaviour consultations in Kent from a qualified Veterinary Surgeon 

Having always lived with cats all I ever wanted to do was to work with them as well!  I qualified as a vet from the Royal Veterinary College in London, with Honours, in 2012 - and won the Feline Research prize.  I have worked as a small animal vet for over ten years but always with a feline focus – first carrying out the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM)/University of Sydney Feline Medicine course before moving onto feline behaviour.  I am now lucky enough to work in a cat-only clinic so I get to spend every day with feline friends!

 

I have an Advanced Diploma in Feline Behaviour Management and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Animal Behaviour, both with Distinction, which are the recognised courses the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) requires for registration as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (see here for more information).  I have also presented my own feline research at both the British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s (BSAVA) conference (where I was awarded the prize for best research abstract) and also for ISFM.

As a vet I firmly believe that there is a strong interplay between health, behaviour and welfare and it is my aim to try and address all of these in order to help our cats have the best lives they can.  With over ten years of veterinary experience I am able to assess your cat both from a behavioural and a medical perspective in order to improve their lives.  I offer cat behaviour consultations within the Kent area, or online if preferred.  I only carry out behaviour consults for cats because this is where my interest and expertise lies.  I only use ethical, evidence-based, positive methods as I believe this is the best (and right) way to see long-term improvements.

Memberships and accreditations:

  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

  • Full member of International Feline Behaviourists (IFB)

  • Candidate member of Fellowship of Animal Behaviour Clinicians (FABC)

  • Provisional member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)*

  • Working towards independent accreditation as a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist with the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

In accordance with RCVS, FABC and APBC policies, all consultations are by veterinary referral only.  Please see the Packages page for more information about consultations.

Madeleine Totham and cat

Dr Madeleine Totham

BSc(Hons) MA BVetMed(Hons) ADipFBM GDipAAB MRCVS

Senior Assistant Yuki

Yuki

Senior Assistant

* Provisional Members of the APBC have demonstrated that they have the appropriate level of Knowledge and Understanding for the professional role of Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB).  They are now gaining the practical experience necessary to be assessed as a CAB and therefore become a Full Member of the APBC. The APBC supports its Provisional Members undertaking behaviour consultations.

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