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  • #9489

    This was posted by earlier today but I added the “General Discussion” forum so I am reposting it for her/him here:

    Hello everyone,

    My school does not have any emphasis on behavior (we don’t have a single lecture), and I’m hoping that someone can suggest some materials that they find helpful for understanding small animal behavior and proper training. With AVSAB’s help two years ago, I was able to put together a student chapter and bring in some local speakers that were somewhat knowledgeable but had to give up the reins once switching over to the clinical side.

    Thank you all for your suggestions in advance, I truly appreciate it!

    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

    Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
    AVSAB Corresponding Secretary

  • #9492

    Hello kscfy2,


    I see that you are at Missouri.  You do have a great resource at your school in Dr. Colleen Koch.  She is a non-conforming ACVB resident.  I would recommend checking with her. For other potential resources, some of my favorites are:

    Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat by G. Landsberg, W. Hunthausen, L. Ackerman

    Low Stress Handling, Restraint, and Behavior Modification of Dogs and Cats by Sophia Yin

    Manual of Clinical Behavioral Medicine by Karen Overall

    BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

    Decoding your Dog by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

    Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses by Julie Shaw and Debbie Martin

    DVM360 also has some great articles and videos for you.

    Christine D. Calder, DVM Behavior Resident Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine


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    Dr. Calder,

    Thank you for your reply! I’ve been a bit out of the loop recently, I will make time to see if Dr. Koch has a few minutes her schedule for me. As far as the resources you listed, I picked a few out I wasn’t familiar with yet to try out thank you for the suggestions. I appreciate the direction!

    Kyle Crowson

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