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New Webinar Available

The most recent AVSAB/UCD webinar is now available! Topic for the discussion and instructions for accessing it are presented. Direct link is: Users will need to sign in (or register if this is their first visit) but this only takes a moment. 10% discount code (for

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Letter from Dr. Sally Foote

A visit to cattle dog publishing- the legacy of Dr Sophia Yin 12/4/2015 I had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Davis, California this November and visit the offices and staff of Cattle Dog Publishing founded by Dr Sophia Yin. Dr Yin and I knew each other

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Trainers Ring

Here Come the Holidays! Nothing rings in the holiday season like including the animals in our lives into our celebrations and gift-giving activities. Tis the season for increased hustling around while visiting family and friends, and purchasing those special new treats, toys, and gear for our animal family

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Diplomate Department Announcement

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB; is pleased to announce the 2016 Veterinary Behavior Symposium (VBS).  The 2016 VBS will be held on Friday, August 5, 2016, immediately preceding the AVMA Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, USA. The meeting focus is on cutting-edge, original research in

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Resident Rounds

Fall is a good time to be in California! This September, ten behavior residents had the opportunity to attend a week-long course focused on food animal behavior and welfare hosted and organized by Dr. Melissa Bain DACVB, DACAW at UC Davis. The residents had the opportunity to learn from members

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Survey Participation Request

Hello, I’m a PhD student studying at the University of Sydney in the faculty of Veterinary Science. My current project involves using compiled footage as part of an online questionnaire that features questions on experience, dog emotional state and emotional processing. We are seeking volunteers to complete

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Selections from Dr. Sophia Yin

In ongoing recognition of Dr. Sophia Yin, I am presenting here the most recent article posted to her website. In this post, Dr. Valerie Jonckheer–Sheehy discusses how to implement positive reinforcement and desensitization to trim a cat’s nails in an exam room setting. This provides just one

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Fall 2015 Diplomate Department Announcement

The Veterinary Behavior Symposium (VBS) was held July 10, 2015 in Boston, MA.  This well attended meeting featured a intriguing keynote address “An Ethological Approach to Understanding Animal Behavior” by Dr. Ray Coppinger, and a day full of research papers on a wide variety of topics including

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Study Participation Request

We are currently recruiting participants for our questionnaire: Feline Handling in the Veterinary Clinic. This research is being conducted by Carly Moody (PhD Student) and Dr. Lee Niel from the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Canada. We would greatly appreciate

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Dog Chewing Through Walls

My sister-in-law has a 1-year-old Collie who continues to chew holes in her drywall walls. Any solutions? The chewing of walls by a dog can stem from a variety of causes, so a detailed assessment of the situation is necessary before an explanation or intervention can be

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