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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

Click on a speakers name to view contact information and their expanded bio.

NameLouisa Beal DVM

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License



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Behavior Specific Education

Externships with VIctoria Voith, Katherine Houpt, Peter Borchelt.

Continuing education since 1984.

Psychopharmocology seminar with Sharon Crowell-Davis.

Legacy Canine Behavior and Training Workshop on Operant Conditioning

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Dog and cat aggression.
Feline house soiling.
Destructive behavior

Previous Speaking Experience

Association of Pet Dog Trainers
American Boarding Kennel Association
South Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association
Pierce County Veterinary Society
Washington State Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary
Tacoma-Pierce County Humane Society
Companion Animal Solutions Workshop on Behavioral Pharmacology
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Club

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

Dr. Louisa Beal is a veterinarian with a special interest in behavior problems of dogs and cats. She graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. In her last year of veterinary school, she spent time with three of the top behaviorists in the field, Drs. Vicoria Voith, Katherine Houpt and Peter Borchelt. This interest stayed with her through her 10-year ownership of a veterinary clinic and in 1996 she sold the practice and began Veterinary Behavior Consultations. She now works with Companion Animal Solutions, based in Seattle, but does house calls throughout Washington State.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, and remains current on the latest research and techniques for treating behavior problems. Dr. Beal combines a unique blend of medical and pharmacological knowledge with an understanding of the basics of psychology and animal behavior.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Behavioral Pharmacology for the General Practitioner
  • The Use of Clickers for Behavior Modification
  • Ten Money-Making Things To Do Before Calling A Behaviorist

Become A Speaker

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