Dog Friendly Clinics

The Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme is a collaborative project between Dogs Trust and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association, aiming to make the provision of veterinary care the most comfortable experience possible for everyone involved.

Find out more about the Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme.

Here you’ll find information to help your team create a dog-friendly clinic, including: an introduction to species-typical behaviour and communication; advice for implementing behavioural knowledge in the veterinary context; guidance on preparing the clinical environment to reduce stress and promote positive experiences; and tools to help enhance the client-clinic bond through positive patient, owner, and clinic interactions.

Join the Dog Friendly Clinic scheme

Find out more about how the scheme will benefit you, your veterinary clinic, and dog welfare, and why you should join the Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme.
Dog Friendly Clinics

Join the Dog Friendly Clinic Scheme today and become part of the behaviour-centred veterinary community.

Request an application pack

Disclaimer notice: The advice given on this website [in these materials] is intended for your general information only and should not be relied upon as specific advice for any veterinary practice or clinic. Each veterinary practice or clinic will be unique in its physical environment and each dog attending the veterinary practice or clinic will have specific needs and requirements, which the veterinary practice or clinic is solely responsible for. Unless prohibited by law, Dogs Trust and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association do not accept liability to any person veterinary practice or clinic relating to the use of this information.