Welcome to the page of Anita Kelsey
Cat Behaviour Expert in the UK. The only feline specific behaviourist, in London, who is also an expert cat groomer.
"I want to thank Anita Kelsey, cat behaviour consultant, who was suggested to me by another vet as a reliable cat behaviourist who is a member of the CFBA (Canine and Feline Behaviour Association). I will definitely suggest her cat behaviour consultation services to clients with cat behavioural issues. I am a veterinary surgeon myself and I have already referred her a case."
- Silvia Prigitano.Veterinary Surgeon. Vets 4 Pets. St Albans.
About Anita Kelsey – Cat Behaviour Expert
Anita is a certified and vet referred Cat Behaviour Expert (BA Hons ), MCFBA,CIDBT) after studying feline psychology and cat behaviour with renowned cat specialist and biologist Roger Tabor. Anita is not an all round animal behaviourist but species specific. She has studied cats only and knows their natural behaviours inside out. She is a full member of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (CBFA* ) and received a first class honours degree at Middlesex University after completing a three year work based BA (Hons) focused on her own cat behaviour practice. Her consultations are vet referral only.
Anita is very proud to have been included in the Global Health & Pharma awards for 2018: https://www.ghp-news.com/2018-the-animal-health-and-wellnes…. She was nominated and won best cat behaviourist and groomer 2018.
Anita is the resident behaviour expert for stylish pet magazine Style Tails and is a regular featured author for many magazines including the CFBA magazine and web site, Your Cat magazine, The Vet Times and Cats Protection The Cat. Your Cat magazine has Anita on their experts panel giving advice on cat grooming as well as a featured writer on cat behaviour. She also offers advice on cats to an 'expert advice' series for Time Out. Her debut book Claws. Confessions Of A Cat Groomer was published by John Blake September 2017 with her latest book published 2020 entitled Let's Talk About Cats.
* The Canine & Feline Behaviour Association have strict membership regulations and only take practitioners who are experts in their field and SPECIES SPECIFIC.
Anita qualified as a master cat groomer in 2011 and now has a long list of regular mobile cat grooming clients in and around London. Most vet practices in London and surrounding areas send difficult cases her way whereby a cat is extremely matted, aggressive or terribly frightened. Low stress handling techniques, alongside her knowledge and understanding of cats, has enabled Anita to work with the most extreme cases. She is the only mobile cat groomer in London and the rest of the UK who also runs a cat behaviour practice. Specialised grooming behaviour consultations are available.
Anita runs the only exclusively feline behaviour practice in London. Appointments are made via a veterinary referral and can be between 9-6pm Monday to Friday. Evening and week-end visits can also be arranged upon request. Although based In London Anita will travel for a cat behaviour home visit consultation anywhere in the UK. International clients can receive consultations via Skype. Cat Behaviour Expert home visits are recommended on most UK visits.
"Many of the complaints noted by clients reflect undesirable but normal behaviours that occur because of artificial social situations in which we force cats to live"
- Karen L Overall
More about Anita
Anita’s objective has always been to gain the best understanding possible of everything feline, their origins, habits, patterns within their species, health, diet, breed personalities, needs connected to that breed – she wants to help change any problematic relationship between cat owners and their cats to harmonious. She has a particular leaning towards helping owners understand the needs of their indoor cats and, although not an advocate of keeping cats housebound, Anita will work hard towards getting the balance right in the home so that the cat has the happiest possible life indoors if the former is not an option.
Anita is a huge supporter and regular volunteer at The Mayhew Animal Home and assists them with rehoming visits. She lives with her husband, a successful music producer, and two Norwegian Forest cats.
Bosco Yeung - Vet surgeon. BVetMed(Hons), MRCVS, MPharm, MRPharmS, PGDipVCP
Royal Veterinary college
Anita is an amazing cat behaviourist, who is very passionate and professional.
As a veterinary surgeon, I have issues with my own cat that I cannot solve. My cat is peeing on my sofa and bed. Anita was very friendly and helpful in arranging my appointment to fit in with my daily schedule and she kept great communications throughout the process. She also gave us some forms to complete about my cats and asked me for their medical histories before her home visit.
The moment Anita stepped into our flat, the cats were happy to see her. As a veterinary professional, it was reassuring for me to see how well she handled my cats. She explained everything in detail during the consultation and her follow up report was very informative and extremely useful. Our cats loved her and her approach was flawless.
What I also enjoy about having Anita as our cat behaviourist is I can tell she really cares about my cat, Harry, and that she enjoys her work. She is happy to keep tracking how Harry is doing and suggesting adjustments along the way. Harry has been urinating on our sofa and after following her advice, we’ve had no accidents for 2 weeks now. We are so grateful for her tremendous help.
Thank you Anita
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