The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) is the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education. Board-certified specialists are known as Diplomates.

Veterinary behaviorists are trained to address the relationships between an animal’s health, environment, experiences and its behavior. They have extensive knowledge of psychotropic medications, their uses, potential side effects and interactions with other medications, and are licensed to prescribe them when indicated.

International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting Registration Now Open!

Early Bird registration ends June 1, 2019 at 11:30 PM Eastern so hurry and book your ticket today! 

If you are one of the first 140 guests to register for the Welcome Reception Cruise, sponsored by CEVA, you will be able to attend the Cruise for FREE!  



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Decoding Your Dog

The ultimate experts explain common dog behaviors and reveal how to prevent or change unwanted ones.

Hardcover and Kindle editions by Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB (Editor)
John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB (Editor)
Steve Dale (Contributing Editor)

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5003 SW 41st Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32608 USA

Email: info@dacvb.org

Our Mission

The Mission of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) is to advance the behavioral health of animals through the certification of veterinary behavior specialists and the provision of science-based education.

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