Daniel Mills (biologist)

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Daniel Simon Mills, FRCVS (born 21 Aug 1966) is an English biologist and the UK's first Professor of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine based at the University of Lincoln, United Kingdom. He attended St Edmund's College, Ware before studying at the University of Bristol where he received his BVSc degree and completed his Ph.D. degree in animal behaviour from De Montfort University. After some time spent in general practice, he became a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer in animal behaviour at De Montfort University, and subsequently the University of Lincoln, where he has been Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. His research has focused on the assessment of emotion in companion animals and the use of semiochemicals to manage their problem behaviour (pheromonatherapy).

Among his achievements are becoming the first person within the UK to be recognized as a specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.[1] He is also a member of the Companion Animal Welfare Council. Among his recognised practical achievements he has developed the Lincoln stable mirror to assist horses with isolation problems.[2] and validated the successful use of animal pheromones [3] to influence unwanted behaviour. In 2012 he appeared on the Horizon (BBC TV series) programme: the Secret Life of the Dog [4] and an episode of Bang Goes the Theory.[5]

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  1. ^ UK's first specialist in veterinary behavioural medicine Accessed 15 Nov 2010
  2. ^ Stable mirrors and horse welfare Accessed 15 Nov 2010
  3. ^ [1] accessed 25 Mar 2013
  4. ^ [2] accessed 25 Mar 2013
  5. ^ [3] accessed 25 Mar 2013

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