Strengthening our bond to improve animals' lives
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior

Welcome to AVSAB

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Join us and discover how insight into animal behavior can strengthen your bond with your pets and enhance the welfare of your patients.


Current/renewing members should visit this link Renew My Membership if your membership has expired. New veterinary or affiliate members may apply at any time by going to this link Join AVSAB. We look forward to your participation and contribution to the organization! If you have questions, please contact the Corresponding Secretary at


Join us December 1-3 at the 3rd Annual Clinical Animal Behavior Conference:

The Terrible Teens: Challenges with Adolescence—Equine, Canine, & Feline

Presented by AVSAB and SVBT and open to all interested behavior professionals

Oquendo Center:  2425 E Oquendo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Click here for additional details. Click here to view the program and register.



Written and compiled by Dr. Megan Maxwell, CAAB, the AVSAB blog covers a variety of behavior topics including bark parks, the use of positive reinforcement, and teaching the use of the Freedom Harness.

Click here to see the blog!