The European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM) strives to provide animal owners and their veterinarians with access to veterinarians specialised in animal welfare and behavioural medicine through qualified European Specialists. The College comprises two sub-specialities, namely, Animal Welfare Science, Ethics, and Law in all animal species as well as Behavioural Medicine in companion animals. Diplomates have undergone extensive, well-defined training over many years within the fields of animal welfare and behavioural medicine prior to becoming an ECAWBM Diplomate. This assures high-quality service is provided to the general pet owning public as well as to the referring veterinarians. The College encourages evidence-based veterinary research to support these two specialities, and papers reflecting a serious consideration of the applied and practical aspects of relevant ethics and law.