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Dr. Kendal Shepherd, BVSc., CCAB, MRCVS

 

Animal Behaviour

 

Kendal qualified as a veterinary surgeon from Bristol University in 1978, and is certified as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. 

 

Kendal is an experienced independent veterinary and behavioural consultant in matters relating to animal welfare and canine behaviour assessment and modification.  Kendal accepts legal instructions in both dangerous dog and animal welfare cases.  For information regarding legal instructions, please click here

 

For more information regarding:

 

Behaviour consultations, please click here,

Upcoming Presentations and Seminars, please click here;

Educational Resource for Primary Schools regarding dog bite prevention, please click here;

Viewpoints, please click here;

and for Kendal's book, 'The Canine Commandments', please click here .

 

Music

 

Kendal also writes music in conjunction with her partner Rod Iliffe, and notable past works include 'A Requiem', 'The Song of St. Francis', 'Veni Creator Spiritus', 'Heloise', and 'Songs of the Passion', all with libretto by Kendal's brother in law, Ian Florance.  For further information, please click here

 

In addition, Kendal organises 'Singing Workshops on Skopelos' - an annual summer event which coincides with the Skopelos Music Festival. The 2nd Skopelos Music Festival ran from 16th to 22nd June 2014  with great success, with a Festival choir of 20 singers created from the preceding weekend singing workshops.  For information regarding the 2018 singing workshops on this wonderful Greek island, please click here

****STOP PRESS!!!****

 

DON'T MISS KENDAL'S UP AND COMING BOOK 'DEMYSTIFYIN DOG BEHAVIOUR FOR THE VETERINARIAN' (and everyone else!). PUBLISHED BY TAYLOR FRANCIS, IT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PRURCHASE IN THE NEW YEAR 2021.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR PRE-ORDER INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOON.

 

"This practical guide for busy veterinarians demystifies the apparently complex nature of canine behaviour while simultaneously emphasising its importance. Authored by acclaimed veterinary behaviour consultant Kendal Shepherd, the book provides practical knowledge of dog behaviour and an understanding of how to talk about it with clients. Shepherd shows how this can enhance the relationship between owner and pet and between dog and environment, including the vet surgery, as well as improve the vet’s own sense of fulfilment and enjoyment of practice.

 

From a discussion on the true nature of obedience to stressing the importance of behavioural indicators when assessing pain and mental welfare and finally by reminding vets of their obligations under Dangerous Dogs legislation, the emphasis is on the prevention of aggression throughout.  

 

Packed with anecdotes drawn from real-life cases, easy to read and understand, the principles explained can be effortlessly assimilated into the average consultation without the need for lengthy report-writing."