My name is Dr Rachel Casey. I'm a veterinary surgeon, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, now working jointly at Dogs Trust and the Royal Veterinary College in the UK, having previously worked at the University of Bristol.
I have a PhD in animal behaviour and lead a research group investigating aspects of companion animal behaviour and welfare. I am also a clinician, helping owners with animals that show behaviour problems. My clinical qualifications include being a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Recognized Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine, and a European Diplomat in both Veterinary Behaviour and Animal Welfare specialities.
I lecture internationally about the behaviour of dogs, cats and horses to a range of audiences, and am a regular contributor to various media, most recently on BBC 2’s "The Wonder of Dogs" and Channel 4's "Dogs: Their Secret Lives". I also engage in promoting high welfare standards for companion animals through organizations like the British Small Animal Veterinary Association Scientific Committee, and I was a founding council member of the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC.)