Veterinary Referrals

Over decades of experience in the area of canine behavioural study and management, Damian has formed solid and on-going working relationships with a large number of Vets across Cheshire and Manchester. This demonstrates the confidence in his advice from industry professionals.

The Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) is accepted by Pet Insurance Companies who cover behaviour problems on their policies and meets their criteria for excellence in the field.Damian Riley mcfba mgodt (mt) is a full  accredited Member of the CFBA and as such, your pet insurance policy may assist with costs.  Each insurance company will have it’s own criteria of what it deems a “behaviour” problem which the client can discuss with their insurance company prior to booking an appointment.

Canine or Feline behaviour problems are defined by each individual company. Dog training is NOT a part of pet insurance cover.

Referral Procedure
Vets can instruct a client to contact one of our Behaviour Practitioners after providing them with a referral letter/communication or completed and stamped CFBA referral form.
Alternatively, the Vet can contact one of our behaviourists to pass the client and case details directly.
A client can request any veterinarian to recommend a particular behaviourist.

Vets may refer to Damian via the form on the vet referral page on the CFBA website . CLICK HERE

Referral forms can be emailed to me at

I politely request  that vets also include the dog’s clinical history if this is available. in some cases this is relevant to the dogs behaviour, and advice given to the owners.