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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.

NameKatherine Houpt VMD PhD DACVB

Countries of License

United States

State(s) of License

New York


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Behavior Specific Education

Taught Behavior problems of Dogs and cats, Behavior Problems of Horses and Farm Animal Behavior at Cornell University
Studied with Scott and Fuller

Area(s) of Special Interest in Behavior

Clinical animal behavior and welfare

Previous Speaking Experience

British Equine Veterinary Association
International Society for applied Ethology
Animal Behavior Society

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

Katherine Albro Houpt VMD PhD is Emeritus James Law Professor of Behavioral Medicine rat Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and is certified as an Applied Animal Behaviorist by the Animal Behavior Society. She has published over 100 papers on various aspects of domestic animal behavior and welfare as well as a textbook ,Domestic Animal Behavior, now in its fourth edition She directed the Animal Behavior Clinic at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals and has trained both residents and graduate students. Currently she directs Animal Behavior Consultants of Northern Michigan At home she lives with a Cairn terrier, a Swedish Gotland pony and an Arabian horse.

Sample Lecture Topics

  • Aggression in Dogs
  • House soiling in cats
  • Stereotypic Behavior of Horses

Become A Speaker

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