International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) is pleased to be hosting the 2019 International Veterinary Behaviour Meeting in Washington, D.C. preceding the annual conference of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).  IVBM is intended to provide a forum for sharing cutting-edge, original research in the field of animal behaviour. This means more continuing education and options for attendees along with the opportunity to network with even more colleagues from around the world. 

Important Dates

  • March 18, 2019 – Program Selections Announced
  • April 15, 2019  – Speakers Confirm Acceptance/Attendance
  • May 13, 2019 – Final Proceedings Due                             
  • July 30 - August 1, 2019 – IVBM in Washington, D.C.


  • Look for registration information in the Spring of 2019.


  • Washington, D.C., USA 

Resident Short Course

  • Date:
    • Monday, July 29, 2019
  • Location: 
    • TBD
  • Speakers:
    • Dr. Lori Gaskins - Welfare 
    • Dr. Melissa Bain - Statistics 
    • Dr. Shana Gilbert-Gregory - Epigentics and Genetics 
    • Dr. Beth Strickler - Case Studies 
    • Cameo appearances from the Exam Committee 
  • Stay tuned for a complete schedule!

ACVB Awards Information

Sponsors & Exhibitors

  • We are excited to announce the opportunities available for this year's meeting. You can review them here.


Thank you to the following who are confirmed exhibitors and sponsors for this year's IVBM Meeting!

Gold Sponsors & Exhibitors


Silver Sponsors & Exhibitors

Instinct Dog Training Inc.

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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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