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Pippa's main interests are the reinstatement and improvement of the human-animal bond between a client and their companion animal, through manageable behaviour modification programmes.

Pippa has been affiliated with the veterinary profession throughout her working life, (having been Managing Director of Veterinary Business Development the publishers of Veterinary Times and Veterinary Nursing Times).

Working as a volunteer behaviour assessor at Wood Green Animal Shelter, Huntingdon, provided Pippa with invaluable practical experience in handling dogs. Each dog was assessed and recommendations made as to the most suitable home environment or whether the dog was unsuitable for rehoming.

Pippa is a breeder of British Short Hair cats and has a wealth of experience in cat communication.

Pippa Hutchison's Qualifications:
Pippa Hutchison qualified from the School of Psychology at the University of Southampton with a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling (Dip (AS) CABC).  In addition, she has achieved affiliate status of Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine

Pippa has been accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) recognised post nominal of CCAB (Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist). This qualification is recommended by the RSPCA for people seeking a fully qualified animal behaviourist. Under the ASAB accreditation scheme practitioners have to undertake 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) per year.

Pippa is a full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) and stands on the committee as their Press and PR Officer.  Her expertise is valued by international, national and regional media, whether television, radio or press.

Pippa Hutchison's Speaker engagements:
Pippa speaks on a range of behaviour and welfare topics at both the Scottish Veterinary Schools, as well as for the following organisations:
  • Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, St Kitts & Nevis;
  • International Cat Care (ICC);
  • British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA);
  • British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA);
  • The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC);
  • Vet Trust, Scotland
  • BSAVA, Scotland.

For more information download a copy of Pippa's biography.


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