Animal Behaviour

Dr Julie Ashton has newly joined the team here at Rose Bay Vet.

Life on Four Legs is a Veterinary Behaviour Consultation Service run by Dr Julie Ashton.

Dr Julie originates from the UK and holds a Veterinary Surgeon degree from Bristol University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Behaviour (BSc Hons) and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in the subject of Veterinary Behaviour (by examination).

Dr Julie understands the challenges and stresses that living with an animal exhibiting a behaviour problem can bring. She treats a wide range of issues in both dogs and cats and works tirelessly to provide sustainable and manageable solutions for all involved.

Common behaviour problems seen by Dr Julie include (but are not limited to):


  • Separation related distress (barking or destroying things when alone)
  • Excessive vocalization
  • Aggression (towards people, other dogs or pets)
  • Noise phobias (thunder, fireworks and others)
  • Destructive behaviours
  • Excessive licking / grooming
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Cognitive dysfunction (brain ageing in dogs)
  • Toileting in the house


  • Toileting outside the litter tray
  • Aggression (towards other cats, animals or people)
  • Managing multi cat households
  • Anxiety disorders (phobias, separation problems etc)
  • Over grooming
  • Destroying furniture – scratching, biting etc
  • Waking owners up at night
  • Cognitive dysfunction (cat brain ageing)

Consultations can be arranged either at Rose Bay Vet Hospital or in your own home.

To find out more or to arrange a consultation please visit the website

Alternatively please contact Julie on 0413 400 316 or

Open Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 12pm
House Calls Mon - Fri 12pm - 4pm

8 Newcastle St,
Rose Bay, NSW 2029

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