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What is a veterinary behaviorist?

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Last NameDiplomates1st LocationComment
BurghardtWalter Burghardt
LTC Daniel E Holland Military Working Dog Hospital
1219 Knight Street
Lackland AFB, TX 78236-5519
BallantyneKelly Ballantyne
Veterinary Behavior at Illinois
Phone: (312) 226-2588
Fax: (312) 226-2594
2242 W Harrison St
Suite 100
Chicago, IL 60612

*I help with media inquiries
DantasLeticia Dantas
University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Phone: (706) 340-1878
501 D.W. Brooks Dr.
Athens, GA 30602
United States

*I help with media inquiries
StricklerBeth Strickler
Veterinary Behavior Solutions
Phone: (877) 203-5973
Nashville and East Tennessee, TN
United States
CarterGabrielle Carter
RSPCA Victoria
3 Burwood Hwy
Christensen BellE'Lise Christensen Bell
Veterinary Behavior Consultations of NYC & CO
Phone: (720) 306-9601
Fax: (720) 306-9602
2958 Craig Ct
Castle Rock, CO 80109
United States
Also consulting as Veterinary Behavior Consultations of NYC at School for the Dogs, 155 E 2nd St, New York NY 10009 Phone: 646-661-1001 Fax: 646-661-1002
CiribassiJohn Ciribassi
Chicagoland Veterinary Behavior Consultants
Fax: (630) 554-0214
1042 Mountain Glen Way
Carol Stream, IL 60188
United States
Will do Legal Consultations and Media Inquiries
RajapakshaEranda Rajapaksha
CooperLeslie Cooper
Phone: (530) 753-7549
1304 Pacific Drive
Davis, CA 95616
United States

*I help with media inquiries
Now seeing behavior cases at VCA Loomis Basin Veterinary Clinic in Loomis, CA; VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists in San Francisco, CA; and Woodland Veterinary Hospital in Woodland, CA.
Crowell-DavisSharon Crowell-Davis
Department of Anatomy and Radiology
Phone: (706) 542-8343
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-7382
DVM Auburn University 1978 PhD Cornell University 1982 Professor of Veterinary Behavior at the University of Georgia
CurtisTerry Curtis
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone: (352) 294-4397
Gainesville, FL
DodmanNicholas Dodman
Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic
Phone: (508) 887-4640
Grafton, MA
United States
DuxburyMargaret Duxbury
Veterinary Behavior Specialties of Minnesota PLLC
Phone: (612) 554-1182
Fax: (612) 225-1875
315 Cottage Downs
Hopkins, MN 55305
United States
FlanniganGerrard Flannigan
Carolina Veterinary Specialists
Phone: (336) 632-0605
Fax: (336) 632-0703
501 Nicholas Rd/12117 Statesville Rd
Greensboro/Huntersville, NC 27409/28078
United States
FrankDiane Frank
Universit, de Montrial
1525 rue des Veterinaires
Saint-Hyacinthe, QC J2S 7C2
GaskinsLori Gaskins
United States
GodboutMartin Godbout
Groupe Veterinaire Daubigny
Phone: (418) 842-5048
10935 Boulevard L\'ormisre
Loretteville, QC G2B 3L5
GruenMargaret Gruen
North Carolina State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Raleigh, NC 27607
United States
HartBenjamin Hart
Companion Animal Behavior Program
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California Davis
Davis, CA 95616
United States
HaugLore Haug
Texas Veterinary Behavior Services
Phone: (281) 980-3737
Fax: (281) 313-1849
2627 Cordes Drive
Sugar Land, TX 77479
United States
HerronMeghan Herron
The Ohio State University
Phone: (614) 292-3551
601 Vernon L. Tharp St.
Columbus, OH 43210
United States
HorwitzDebra Horwitz
Veterinary Behavior Consultations
Phone: (314) 567-4131
St. Louis, MO 63141
United States

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
DEBRA F. HORWITZ, DVM, DACVB, practices in St. Louis, Missouri. She received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Horwitz writes and speaks for professional and lay audiences on behavior topics and her most current book, Wiley Blackwell’s 5 Minute Clinical companion-Canine and Feline behavior will be available in October 2017. She is also a two time winner of NAVC’s Speaker of the Year (2012 and 2014).
HouptKatherine Houpt
Cornell University
1515 Trumansburg Road
Ithaca, NY 14850-9535

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
Katherine Albro Houpt received her veterinary degree and also her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She specializes in the treatment of behavior problems of animals, primarily dogs, cats, and horses. She directed the Animal Behavior Clinic and taught at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. She is the author of a textbook Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists (Wiley).
Juarbe-DiazSoraya V. Juarbe-Diaz
Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
9905 S US Hwy 17-92
Maitland, FL 32751

*I provide legal consultation Contact AVS (407-644-1287) and let them know you are interested in information about appointments with Dr. JD
KlinckMary Klinck
Universite de Montreal
1500 des veterinaires, CP 5000
I am currently available for media inquiries and legal consultations, but not seeing behavior appointments.
LandsbergGary Landsberg
North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic
Phone: (905) 881-2752
Fax: (905) 881-6726
99 Henderson Ave.
Thornhill, ON L4C 7W4
Veterinary Behaviorist - North Toronto Animal Clinic Director of Veterinary Affairs - CanCog Laboratories
LevineEmily Levine
Animal Emergency & Referral Associates
Phone: (973) 226-3282
1237 Bloomfield Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07068
United States
LindellEllen Lindell
Veterinary Behavior Consultations, PC
Phone: (845) 473-7406
Fax: (203) 826-5570
14 Ridgedale Rd.
Bethel, CT 06801

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
LineScott Line
United States
LuescherAndrew Luescher
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-8772
Fax: (765) 496-1108
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States
SeibertLynne Seibert
Veterinary Behavior Consultants
Phone: (678) 878-4410
10915 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell, GA 30076
United States
MalamedRachel Malamed
Los Angeles, CA
United States
MelesePatrick Melese
Veterinary Behavior Consultants
Phone: (858) 259-6115
Fax: (858) 259-0013
5040 Convoy St. Ste. B
San Diego, CA 92111

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
Dr. Patrick Melese is a veterinarian and specialist Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and former clinical faculty and lecturer with the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. He helps pet owners with animal behavior problems at his private specialty practice in San Diego where he has been seeing pets in the Southern California area for over 25 years. Dr. Melese also serves as an expert witness in legal cases and provides continuing education. O:858-259-6115
MertensPetra Mertens

MoffatKelly Moffat
VCA Mesa Animal Hospital
Fax: (480) 833-0124
858 North Country Club
Mesa, AZ 85201
United States
NeilsonJacqueline Neilson
OverallKaren Overall
University of Pennsylvania
Fax: (610) 399-4860
Biology Department
United States My primary research interests involve behavioral genetics, epidemiology and treatment of anxiety conditions in dogs and factors that may be related to such anxiety. We currently are engaged in a study to learn whether noise phobias and other reactivities affect the way dogs problem solve. I also edit the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, lecture nationally and internationally,write extensively and see patients, as time permits
PachelChristopher Pachel
Animal Behavior Clinic, LLC
Phone: (503) 236-7833
Fax: (503) 252-6481
809 SE Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202
United States
Available for: In-person patient consultations Vet to Vet consultations Legal consultations Media Inquiries
PryorPatricia Pryor
Vancouver, BC V6J1B5
RadostaLisa Radosta
Florida Veterinary Behavior Service
Fax: (561) 795-8537
3421 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33421
We have locations in Stuart, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs and Miami.
ReichMarsha Reich
Maryland-Virginia Veterinary Behavior Consulting
PO Box 10394
Silver Spring, MD 20914-0394

*I help with media inquiries
ReisnerIlana Reisner
Reisner Veterinary Behavior Services, LLC
Phone: (484) 443-8738
Fax: (484) 443-8739
1 N. Providence Rd.
2nd Floor
Wallingford, PA 19086
United States

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
SchwartzStefanie Schwartz
26895 Aliso Creek Road
Suite B-1018
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
2nd location: 24310 Moulton Parkway Laguna Woods, CA 92637
D\' ArpinoSheila Segurson D\' Arpino
Maddie's Fund
6160 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
SekselKersti Seksel
Sydney Animal Behaviour Service
Phone: (612) 994-9851
Fax: (612) 994-9636
55 Ethel Street
Seaforth, NSW 2092
Please note that Australian phone numbers are longer than this website allows so a google search my be necessary
Sherman MS, PhD, DACVB, DACAWBarbara Sherman MS, PhD, DACVB, DACAW
Behavioral Medicine Service
Phone: (919) 513-6999
Fax: (919) 513-6905
NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine
United States
ShullElizabeth Shull
Appalachian Veterinary Specialists
Phone: (865) 660-9166
Fax: (865) 691-3456
PO Box 32767
Knoxville, TN 37930
United States
SuedaKaren Sueda
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Phone: (310) 473-2951
Fax: (310) 979-5400
1900 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States
TynesValarie Tynes
Ceva Animal Health
Phone: (913) 749-9798
P.O. Box 1413
Sweetwater, TX 79556
United States
Valarie Tynes is a native of Fort Worth Texas. She attended Texas A&M University and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She has worked in private practice, both as an associate, a relief veterinarian and a practice owner. Her special interests have always included animal behavior problems, miniature pigs and exotic animals. She completed her residency in Clinical Animal Behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2003. She is a diplomate of the American College of V
VirgaVint Virga
Veterinary Healing Arts
Phone: (401) 885-1163
2740 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
United States
VoithVictoria Voith
AlbrightJulia Albright
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
StepitaMeredith Stepita
Veterinary Behavior Specialists
Phone: (925) 305-3745
Fax: (888) 230-4043
7660 Amador Valley Blvd. #E
Dublin, CA 94568
United States

*I help with media inquiries
Dr. Stepita is an author, and local and national speaker in addition to helping pet owners one on one with their pets behavior problems. She is committed to supporting your family to achieve the best possible resolution of the undesirable behavior with scientific, positive, and humane treatment plans. Dr. Stepita encourages you to contact her now rather than wait for the problem to create significant distress to begin the process of improving the relationship with your pet and your pet’s health.
BainMelissa Bain
University of California School of Veterinary Medicine
Fax: (530) 752-7616
Dept. of Veterinary Medicine and Epidemiology
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
United States
I am an Associate Professor and the Chief of Service of the Clinical Animal Behavior Service at UC Davis. I received my DVM from the University of Illinois and worked in private practice for 4 years, after which I completed a residency and received a Masters in Clinical Research from UC Davis. I have served as president of the ACVB and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. I am also board-certified by the American College of Animal Welfare.
PoggiagliolmiSabrina Poggiagliolmi
Long Island Veterinary Specialists
Phone: (516) 501-1700
Fax: (516) 501-1169
163 South Service Road
Plainview, New York 11803
United States
StelowElizabeth Stelow
UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

*I help with media inquiries
I am a staff clinician in the Clinical Animal Behavior Service for the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. I earned my veterinary degree from UC Davis in 2006 and completed my behavior residency at UC Davis in 2014. While my focus is currently on owned domestic animals, I have experience in zoos, shelters, wildlife centers, and other non-clinical animal settings.
PikeAmy Pike
Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia
Phone: (703) 361-0710
8614 Centreville Rd
Manassas, VA 20110

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
OgataNiwako Ogata
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-1107
Fax: (765) 496-1025
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
United States
Demontigny-BedardIsabelle Demontigny-Bedard
SinnLeslie Sinn
Behavior Solutions
Phone: (540) 454-9081
P.O. Box 116
Hamilton, VA 20159
United States

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
Currently seeing cases out of Leesburg Veterinary Hospital in Leesburg, VA and The Life Center-West in Leesburg, VA. House and farm calls are also available.
Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW Bonnie Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77845-4474
BennettSara Bennett
Sara L. Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVB (Veterinary Behavior Specialist)
Fax: (888) 726-9034
Evansville, IN 47714
United States

*I help with media inquiries
Dr. Bennett received her DVM degree in 2006 from Purdue University. She spent 3 years as an associate veterinarian in general practice in the Evansville area before returning to Purdue to complete a residency in Animal Behavior and Masters of Science. She obtained certification as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2012. After becoming board-certified, she practiced veterinary behavior in the Chicago area until returning to the Tri-State area in 2015.
OrlandoJillian Orlando
Carolina Veterinary Behavior Clinic
Fax: (919) 324-3822
PO Box 40818
Raleigh, NC 27629
MoestaAlexandra Moesta
WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition
Freeby Lane
Waltham-on-the-Wolds, UK LE14 4RT
United Kingdom
SiracuasaCarlo Siracuasa
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
MJR Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
BergerJeannine Berger
The San Francisco SPCA Veterinary Hospital
Phone: (415) 554-3077
201 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94103-4213
United States
IrimajiriMami Irimajiri
School of Veterinary Medicine
Nippon Veterinary and Life Science University
1-7-1 Kyonancho, Masashino-shi
Toyko, 180-8602
WilhelmyJacqueline Wilhelmy
SungWailani Sung
All Creatures Behavior Counseling
Phone: (425) 739-9995
Fax: (866) 281-1470
8934 122nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98155
United States
BergmanLaurie Bergman
Keystone Veterinary Behavior Services
Villanova, PA 19087
Gilbert-GregoryShana Gilbert-Gregory
DenebergSagi Deneberg
Langford Vets Ltd. University of Bristol
Langford house
United Kingdom

*I provide legal consultation
*I help with media inquiries
DePorterTheresa DePorter
Oakland Veterinary Referral Services
Phone: (248) 334-6877
Fax: (248) 334-3693
1400 Telegraph Road
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
United States
MartinKen Martin
Veterinary Behavior Consultations, LLC
Phone: (512) 240-2331
Fax: (188) 855-0332
United States
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