The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists welcomed 4 new Diplomates this year, bringing the total number of board certified veterinary behaviorists to 68.  Would you like to become a DACVB?  All the information you will need can be found at the ACVB website:  Go to the Resources tab, and click on ‘For Veterinarians’ .

Final preparations are underway for the ACVB’s annual scientific meeting.  The Veterinary Behavior Symposium will be held at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel on Friday July 10, 2015.  In addition to cutting edge research presentations and clinical case presentations, the VBS is thrilled to present our keynote speaker, Dr. Raymond Coppinger.  Dr. Coppinger (and his colleagues and students) have published over fifty papers on his dog research.  You will know him by his latest book, co-authored with Lorna Coppinger; DOGS: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution published by Scribner in 2001.  It has been translated into 7 languages.  Dr. Coppinger’s keynote presentation is entitled: How Dogs Work: an ethological approach to understanding animal behavior.  VBS Registration is now open at  We hope to see you there!

Speaking of books, don’t miss reading the ACVB Book! Decoding Your Dog was written by ACVB Diplomates and edited by Drs. Debra Horwitz and John Ciribassi. It has now sold over 35,000 copies!

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