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Welcome to Sydney Animal Behaviour Service

Sydney Animal Behaviour Service is the premier behavioural medicine practice in Australia, run by Registered Veterinary Specialist in Animal Behaviour, Dr Kersti Seksel, together with her residents in behavioural medicine, Dr Caroline Perrin and Dr Andrew O'Shea.

We are all are veterinarians with further qualifications in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine (Animal Behaviour). Many behaviour problems are due to anxiety which is a medical problem not a training problem. Behaviour problems may also have other underlying or concurrent medical problems, therefore assessment by a veterinarian is very important rather than just relying on training to help resolve the issue.

Since 1992, cases from all over Australia involving dog, cat, bird and horse behaviour problems have been assessed by the team at SABS. Problems such as elimination disorders, aggression, fears and phobias, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, cognitive dysfunction are commonly seen. These conditions and many others have been successfully managed and treated. By using up-to-date and humane behaviour modification techniques that do not use punishment, environmental management and sometimes medication that is individually tailored to each case we can help your pet become the best pet they can be!  

Latest News

Down Sizing with Pets!!!

Interior Stylist, Designer, Author and Speaker Bettina Deda, interviews Dr Kersti Seksel to cover the aspect of our lives when we attempt to downsize with our beloved pets. To hear this podcast, go to Down Sizing with Pets Podcast... .

Pets on Prozac!!!

Mark White's article in the SMH Good Weekend March 20, 2015 on the use of Prozac to treat animals with behaviour problems, features Dr Kersti Seksel speaking on this controversial topic. The article includes a link to video featuring Dr Kersti Seksel speaking on the topic. To read the article and view the video, go to Pets on Prozac... .

Animal Hoarding -A Sensitive Topic!!!

Dr Kersti Seksel speaks on a "Human Animal Science" podcast about the sensitive topic of Animal hoarding. for more details, go to Human Animal Science Podcast... .

Vets Handling Your Behaviour Questions Better?

Dr Kersti Seksel discusses how vets could possibly approach behaviour type questions from animal owners in a better way, resulting in the owner departing their practice feeling that they are more knowledgeable. For the full article, go to Small Animal Talk -How can vets do behaviour better?...

Does My Pet Have Mental Health Issues??

NOT sure if your pet suffers from fear, anxiety and phobias? Go to the enclosed video and find out. Does My Pet have Mental Health Issues??...

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