Dr. Hunthausen is a veterinarian and pet behavior consultant who has been working with pet owners and veterinarians throughout North America to solve companion animal behavior problems since 1982. He received his Bachelor of Arts (zoology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (1979) degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Hunthausen is director of Animal Behavior Consultations in the Kansas City area, which provides behavior consultations and training services for pet owners, as well as a behavior support service for veterinarians. He has served as the president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and on the editorial boards of several veterinary journals. He is a cofounder of the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior.
Dr. Hunthausen has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic of pet behavior. He frequently writes for a variety of veterinary and pet publications and is co-author of the books, The Practitioner’s Guide to Pet Behavior Problems and Behaviour Problems of the Dog and Cat; co-editor of the books, Dog Behavior and Training: Veterinary advice for owners, and Cat Behavior and Training: Veterinary advice for owners. He helped develop and appeared in the award winning child safety video, Dogs, Cats & Kids: Learning to be safe with animals. He is a regular guest on KCUR, the local NPR radio affiliate. In 2002, Dr. Hunthausen received the American Animal Hospital Association’s PetCare Award. This Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to small animal behavior medicine. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer and enjoys snooker, cycling, movies and traveling with his wife, Jan, as well as hiking with his dog, Parker.Academic Degrees, Schools & Dates:
BA Zoology University of Missouri
DVM University of MissouriMajor Interest in Animal Behavior:
Treating canine and feline behavior problems.Professional Memberships:
American Animal Hospital Association
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
American Veterinary Medical Association
Kansas Veterinary Medical Association
Missouri Veterinary Medical Association
Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association
- Place of BusinessWestwood Animal HospitalAddress: 4820 Rainbow Blvd
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Behavior Consultant Category: Cat Behavior Consultants and Dog Behavior ConsultantsBehavior Consultant Tags: , Training, Aggression, Anxiety, Cats, compulsive, dogs, Fear, Housesoiling, Lecture, Separation, and Temperament evaluations