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Bust Myths about Animal Behavior at Symposium January 28

December 6, 2011

Veterinary behavior experts will bust some myths about animal behavior and explain hot topics such as separation anxiety and pet loss at the Eighth Annual Behavior Medicine Symposium Saturday, January 28, 2012.

The event, hosted by the student-run Behavior Medicine Club, will take place in Gladys Valley Hall at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Davis, California.

Clinical animal behavior is one of the most rapidly expanding fields of veterinary medicine as owners turn to practitioners for help in diagnosing and treating behavior problems in their animal companions. The symposium is designed to explain common behavior issues and provide essential tools for veterinarians to prevent and treat behavior problems in pets.

Members of the public are welcome at this event.

The all-day symposium will include numerous behavior topics specific to different species: 

  • Feline Inappropriate Elimination
  • Separation Anxiety in Dogs
  • Myths in Veterinary Behavior
  • Dealing with Losing a Pet
  • Companion Animal Body Language
  • Low-stress Handling of Exotic Animals
  • Why Does Your Pet Do That?

The speakers are veterinarians with specialty training and experience in both veterinary medicine and animal behavior.

Please visit the Behavior Medicine Club website for registration information.

The pricing will be as follows:

  • DVM ($175)
  • RVT/Technician ($135)
  • Trainer ($160)
  • UC Davis veterinary student ($15)
  • Other student (must have valid ID) ($35)
  • Other members of the public ($160)

Please contact ucdbmc@gmail.com with any questions, or visit the Behavior Medicine Club website.


Behavior Services are available at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, please call  (530) 752-1393.

The Companion Animal Behavior Program website contains scientific publications and behavior tips for pet owners.