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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.

NameAmy Pike DVM

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License



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Behavior Specific Education

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Residency 2011-2014 with Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Thunderstorm and Noise phobias
Practical clinical management of behavior cases
Products and medication
Positive veterinary visits and Fear Free

Previous Speaking Experience

Local and State VMAs
Veterinary schools
Local clinics- lunch time seminars
National meetings- AVMA, WVC, VMX (NAVC)

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

Dr. Pike graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2003. After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the United States Army Veterinary Corps. It was dealing with the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment that spurred her initial interest in behavior medicine. In 2011, Dr. Pike started a Residency program officially approved by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) under the mentorship of Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB. In October 2015, Dr. Pike passed the ACVB certifying examination.

Dr. Pike is chief of the Behavior Medicine Division at the Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia in Manassas (a suburb of Washington DC) where she sees referral behavior cases. Dr. Pike is a clinical instructor for the on-line education system "E-training for Dogs" and a member of the Fear Free Advisory Committee, and an editorial advisory board member of the American Veterinarian publication. She was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, including her Active Duty Army husband, their two kids, ages 4 and 9, and their Giant Schnauzer, Scottie, Mini Schnauzer, Devon Rex, and Ring Neck Parrot.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Anxiety in our patients- why should we care?
  • Aggression in dogs- how to deal with it
  • Products and medication- clinical relevance
  • Positive veterinary visits

Become A Speaker

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