Dr Sally J Foote is a small animal veterinarian with a behavior practice in a small town, Tuscola Illinois, just south of her ( and Dr Ciribassi’s) alma mater University of Illinois.
She has owned Okaw Veterinary Clinic for over 25 years, and in that course developed a passion for helping owners prevent behavior problems as well as helping resolve them. In 2010, Dr Foote presented at the AVSAB behavior symposium a method to record and score positive conditioners to the veterinary clinic. That presentation sparked a passion to promote low stress – pet friendly handling techniques to veterinarians, technicians, staff and owners.
She is currently on the Fear Free Practice board headed by Dr Marty Becker. Since 2011 Dr Foote has also held the position of student chapter liason unitl accepting the president elect position. Providing veterinary behavior education through student chapter activities is extremely important in becoming a well rounded veterinarian.Academic Degrees, Schools & Dates:
5/1/1984 DVM - University of Illinois College of Veterinary MedicineMajor Interest in Animal Behavior:
Low Stress Handling, reducing fear, aggression and stress during veterinary care, Job stress reduction through bite injury reduction
educating general practices in how to incorporate information and help into daily exams to reduce behavior problems
feline behavior - house soiling, aggression
canine behavior - inter dog aggression, compulsive disorders, separation anxiety
public and professional speaking on behaviorProfessional Memberships:
Illinois Veterinary Medical Association
Eastern Illinois Veterinary Medical Association
International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
- Place of BusinessOkaw Veterinary Clinic, Cattledog PublishingAddress: 140 W Sale St
Phone: (217) 253-3221
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