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Speakers Bureau

Resources: Speakers Bureau

Do you need a veterinarian who is well versed in various behavior topics for your next Continuing Education Seminar? Check out the AVSAB Speakers Bureau! This is a group of AVSAB members skilled in presenting many aspects of clinical animal behavior to your group. Use the search function below to access a list of members, their qualifications, the topics they cover and where they are located.

(**Please note – we are currently working on updating this speakers bureau list. We appreciate your patience as we work through the glitches.)

Local or state Veterinary Medical Associations qualify for either a $250 stipend per calendar year for an in-person lecture, or a $150 stipend per calendar year for a webinar presented by one of our Speakers Bureau members.

Student chapters of AVSAB qualify for either a $350 stipend for an in-person lecture, or 2 $150 stipends for a webinar per calendar year presented by one of our Speakers Bureau members.

If your VMA or SCAVSAB is interested, please contact the AVSAB treasurer, Juanita Ashton ( to determine your eligibility.  The stipend is sent out after the Speaker Bureau talk occurs. The check will be in US funds made out to the SCAVSAB chapter or VMA.

If you have other questions, please write to

If you are an AVSAB member and would like to apply to be added to the list of speakers, see below.

Available Speakers

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NameMarsha R Reich DVM, DACVB

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License



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Behavior Specific Education

Residency University of Pennsylvania 1997-2000

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Fear, aggression, anxiety disorders, medical disorders that cause behavior problems, feline inappropriate elimination, feline aggression

Previous Speaking Experience

Numerous presentations at AVMA conferences on topics including: Endocrine Disorders and Behavior (2007), Aggression Between dogs within a Household (2008), Medical Differentials for Behavior Problems (2010). Tidewater Academy 6 hours of behavior lectures (March 2008). Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians: Feline Inappropriate Elimination, Aggression between Cats in a Household, Canine Aggression (March 2013). Facets Hope Center Veterinary Continuing Education: Aggression Between Dogs (November 2014).

Speaker Bio: What would you like listed on the website?

Dr. Marsha Reich is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She is the owner of a house call behavior practice which gives her the opportunity to evaluate and treat the behavior problems of pets in their own homes. After graduating from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, she worked in two small animal veterinary practices in for eight years. In 2000, she completed a three year behavioral medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania, and became board-certified in 2001. She worked in a group practice of veterinary specialists for two years before starting her own practice in 2003. Dr. Reich has lectured both nationally and internationally and has contributed to textbooks on pet behavior and is co-author of a chapter in the new book "Decoding Your Dog" by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She also consults with local animal rescue groups. In her spare time she enjoys baking, biking and racing sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Aggression Between Household Dogs
  • Feline Inappropriate Elimination
  • Medical Differentials For Behavior Problems

Become A Speaker

If you are a member and would like to be considered for inclusion,
please submit an application.