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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 (avsabtreasurer@gmail.com) 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 avsabe@gmail.com.

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.

NameE'Lise M Christensen Bell DVM DACVB

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License

New York

Email

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Website

http:/www.nycvetbehavior.com

Behavior Specific Education

Residency, Cornell Univ College of Vet Med

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Companion Animals

Previous Speaking Experience

Zoobiquity
Numerous local and national vet conferences including AVMA, AVSAB, ACVB

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

Dr. E'Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. As the only veterinary behaviorist in NYC, she sees patients with a huge variety of serious behavioral issues. She currently sees cases by house call and at Hudson Animal Hospital.

Dr. C received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002. She first became interested in veterinary behavior as a high school student when she worked at a veterinary practice and began training animals for pet therapy at a local substance abuse facility. While in veterinary school she researched separation anxiety in shelter dogs, was an assistant trainer at an animal shelter, and studied with numerous board-certified veterinary behaviorists.

After veterinary school Dr. C began a rotating small animal internship at SouthPaws Veterinary Referral Center in Springfield, Virginia. While working there she continued her studies in veterinary behavior. She practiced feline-only medicine in Arlington, Virginia and general medicine in Bloomingdale, New Jersey before entering the Behavior Residency Program at Cornell University in 2004. During her residency she researched the behavior of dogs, cats, and horses and treated behavioral problems in a number of different species. Her most cited research involved evaluating the efficacy of canine temperament tests in the shelter system.

Dr. Christensen has contributed to articles in Dog Watch, Cat Watch, Cat Fancy, Dog Training Solutions, Real Simple, Newsday, and various other print media. She has been a contributor and guest on Foxnews.com's “Pet Health” and “Studio B with Shepard Smith”, ABC News’ “Nightline," and many other radio programs, television programs, and newscasts. She enjoys lecturing nationally and internationally on an array of behavior topics including, but not limited to, small animal behavior, public health and animal sheltering topics.

Dr. C is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. She is a member of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) Speaker’s Bureau and the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Cognitive Dysfunction
  • Separation anxiety
  • numerous others

Become A Speaker

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

Contact us

For any questions, please contact

Carolyn Lincoln, DVM
AVSAB Corresponding Secretary
avsabe@gmail.com

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