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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.

FOR THE PUBLIC

Learn how we can help with your pet behavior issues.


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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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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)


 Check out the ACVB Blog on the Good News for Pets website.

 

Check out the ACVB Blog on the Psychology Today website.

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Contact Us

ACVB
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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