WELCOME to ACVB!

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.

The measures necessary to reduce the impact of COVID-19 may affect your pet too. During these times, we understand that you and your pet may be dealing with stressors. There is help available. Please contact the closest ACVB diplomate and your veterinarian to see how we can help.

Veterinary Behavior Symposium (VBS)

The Veterinary Behavior Symposium (VBS) is intended to provide a forum for sharing cutting-edge, original research in the field of animal behavior. This year, the Symposium will be held virtually online. Find out more here.

ACVB Resident Short Course

The 2020 Resident Short Course recordings are now available. Click here to purchase.

FOR PET OWNERS

Learn how we can help you and your pet.


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FIND A VET BEHAVIORIST

Locate a board certified veterinary behaviorist.


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FOR VETERINARIANS

Learn about your pathway to board certification.


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ABOUT CATS

Informative articles about cats and cat behaviors.


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ABOUT DOGS

Informative articles about dogs and dog behaviors.


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DECODING YOUR DOG

Our book by ACVB experts on common dog behaviors.


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Contact Us

ACVB
302 Pearl Street, Unit 108
Providence, RI 02907
Email: info@dacvb.org

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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.