Recommended Reading
Below is a list of basic, clinical veterinary behavior texts that we recommend for general practitioners looking to learn more about the fundamentals of diagnosing and treating behavioral problems, as well as when to refer a behavior case.

For those of you looking to further expand your knowledge of veterinary behavior please review the most up-to-date reading list in the Applicant Packet located on the Certification page of our website. We also recommend attending behavior CE sessions, such as the annual Veterinary Behavior Symposium.

  • Crowell-Davis, Murrey et al, Veterinary Psychopharmacology, 2019.
  • Horwitz DF, Blackwell’s Five Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2018
  • Horwitz D and Mills DS, BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine, 2010
  • Landsberg GM, Hunthausen WL, et al, Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 2012
  • Overall KL, Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Dogs and Cats, 2013


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