Claire Hargrave Bsc (Hons) MSC PGCE C Sci C Chem MRSC DAS(CABC) CCAB
Companion Animal Behaviour Referrals, Wales
Claire taught ‘A’ level Chemistry and Biology until 1994, and for over 30 years she concurrently provided out of hours reception and nursing services for a veterinary practice and ran their small investigative laboratory. In 2001 she gained a postgraduate diploma in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling from the University of Southampton and became a member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Councillors, becoming an ASAB accredited Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist in 2005. She completed her MSc in 2006.
Claire runs a behaviour clinic, taking referrals from throughout Wales. She is honourable secretary of the APBC and advises the Welsh Assembly on companion animal behavioural welfare issues, including their work on electronic training devices, dog breeding and the control of dogs. She is a member of the Canine Welfare Advisory Council’s expert panel and she is an associate lecturer for Newcastle University’s postgraduate Animal Behaviour and Welfare course.