Dr Kate

Dr Kate Lindsey mobile Perth vet behaviour practice and expert in dog, cat and pet behaviour

Dr Kate Lindsey

BSc (Hons) BVMS (Hons) MANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA

Perth vet, Dr Kate Lindsey completed a first class honours degree in zoology and neuroscience at UWA, followed by a veterinary degree with first class honours, at Murdoch.

Since graduating in 2005, Dr Kate has worked as a vet in small animal practices around Perth. As her zoological roots show, she has always had an interest in animal behaviour.

Dr Kate successfully completed a post-graduate program in veterinary behaviour medicine and was admitted as a member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Animal Behaviour in 2012. She is a qualified veterinary behaviourist. Dr Kate established Kalmpets in 2012, Western Australia’s only sole focus mobile vet behaviour practice that delivered comprehensive solutions to improve behaviour problems in dogs, cats and pets.

In her quest to create calm for all, Dr Kate established an animal behaviour centre in 2015 in Balcatta, Perth. Kalmpets offers in-clinic behaviour consultations, 100% positive dog training, the exclusive Kalmpets Specialist Pup Program, where pups receive intensive individual training and are socialised in a safe and controlled environment at Kalmpets Dog Day Care – a 40 place dog day care facility that is leading the way in everyday dog care in Perth. Kalmpets Dog Day Care features the Kalmpets Curriculum, written by Dr Kate to optimise behavioural outcomes of dogs who attend. A new enrichment theme is programmed each month with a monthly dog training goal.

Dr Kate is an authority on differences between behaviour problems and problem behaviours (that can be related to obedience training) in animals and why the distinction is important. Dr Kate presents lectures to vets and veterinary nurses providing them with information on:

  • when and where to refer behaviour cases
  • how to identify behaviour problems as part of the annual check-up;
  • the pre-referral and referral process, and
  • what the behaviour consult involves.

Dr Kate also gives talks and seminars to dog trainers and dog owners and regularly contributes articles on dog behaviour, cat problems and other pet related issues to The West Australian (Habitat).  She is fast becoming Perth’s leading veterinary expert in dog, cat and pet behaviour.

Pets make life better. But, problem pets can make it stressful. Contact Dr Kate to restore calm.

Qualifications and Professional Associations

Dr Kate Lindsey, BSc (Hons) BVMS (Hons) MANZCVS (Animal Behaviour) CMAVA