I'm Lucy Scott and the face behind Veterinary Behaviour Services NZ.
Let me tell you a little more of why I'm here and how I can help!
I'm a qualified Veterinarian, having graduated from Massey university in 2015 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc).
I've always been really interested in behaviour and training. With my last horse Beanie, I used positive reinforcement training and found him so much more receptive to working with me and could work through problems in a humane and systematic way. Since him, I've trained 100's of animals and still find it the most powerful tool in our animal-communication toolbox.
As my knowledge grew, I was struggling seeing the fear and anxiety our pets were dealing with in the vet clinic and how this body language was deemed 'normal' by owners, vets and many others. I started to adapt how I worked in the clinic to try change how animals felt about me and the clinic, and absorbed as much information as possible on low-stress handling techniques and fear-free practicing.
The logical next step was to study towards a Veterinary Behaviour Qualification so that I could help animals and their humans with the big issues- fear, aggression, separation anxiety, phobias, reactivity, inter-animal fighting and those problematic behaviours that affect the bond between owner and pet.
In June 2021 I was awarded a Membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Behaviour and started Veterinary Behaviour Services NZ 🐾
I'm now here to offer education, one on one training, and consultations for complex issues. My aim is to be your coach, teacher and your animals second favourite person all in one (after you of course...)
Contact me today to start making a plan for you and your animal!