Veterinary Medical Symposiums
42nd Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2007
- Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, Board Certified Veterinary Behaviorist (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists), affiliated with Florida Veterinary Behavior Service. She received the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident Research Award in 2005 and 2006. Dr. Radosta's research interests include the effect of organic diseases (such as thyroid disease) on the behavior of domestic animals and the effect of doctor-client communication on the outcome of canine aggression cases. "Behavior Modification 101," "Preventative behavioral medicine for dogs," and "Biting the hand that feeds you: Cases in canine aggression," March 22, 2007.
- Andrew N. Rowan, MA, DPHIL, Executive Vice-President, Operations at the Humane Society of the United States, Chief Executive Officer, Humane Society of the United States - Humane Society International, and an Adjunct Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine-Tufts University in Massachusetts, "Changes in demographics of dogs/cats: What does this mean for veterinarians?," "Animals in disasters: From Hurricane Andrew to Hurricane Katrina," and "The relationship between animal welfare and veterinary medicine: Past, present, and future," March 23, 2007.
41st Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, April 2006
- Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVB, Immediate Past President of the AVMA, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Professor, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, "The role of veterinary medicine in animal welfare," "Preventing and resolving animal behavior problems" and "Medical or behavioral: The dilemma of veterinary cases," April 6, 2006.
- Martha A. Littlefield, DVM, MS, Assistant State Veterinarian for the Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry. Currently involved in regulatory medicine (program diseases), emergency preparedness including disaster mitigation and planning, and zoonotic diseases, "Key issues for veterinarians to know in disasters" and "The human-animal bond in disasters," April 7, 2006.
40th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2005
- Duane Flemming, DVM, JD, DACVO, Lawyer and Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Pleasant Hills, CA, "Owner-guardianship: Is it a good idea?", "How much is that dog worth? Non-economic damages: Where are we going from here?" and "General Session: License on the line?," March 11 and 12, 2005.
- Terry Marie Curtis , DVM, MS, DACVB, Veterinary Animal Behaviorist, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, "Canine social organization, communication, and aggression" and "Feline inappropriate elimination," March 11, 2005.
- Tracy Leigh Zaparanick, MSSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Colleges of Social Work and Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, "Compassion fatigue workshop for veterinarians: Recovery, resiliency, and resistance," March 12, 2005.
39th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2004
- Sharon Crowell-Davis, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACVB, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA: Veterinary Psychopharmacology I and II,” “It was a dark and stinky litterbox: Elimination behavior problems in cats,” “Humans are scary monsters! Human-directed aggression in the dog,” and “Understanding and treating phobias and anxieties in the dog” (sponsored by Novartis Animal Health)
- Charlotte A. Lacroix, DVM, Esq, Adjunct professor, University of Pennsylvania and lawyer in Whitehouse Station, NJ: “How the ethical and legal ramifications of guardianship could change daily practice” and “Negligence of companion animals - Dealing with emotional distress damages” (sponsored by Nestle Purina PetCare)
38th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2003
- Alan M. Beck, SCD, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN: “Animals and human contact: A strategy for survival”
- Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, Dipl ACVB, Veterinary Behavior Consultants, Bridgeton, MO: “Feline Aggression,” “Fighting between household dogs,” and “Fears and anxieties in dogs” (sponsored by Novartis Animal Health)
- Jama L. Smith, Lee County Department of Animal Welfare, Auburn, AL: “The veterinarian's role in animal cruelty and neglect”
- Alice Villalobos, DVM, VCA Coast Animal Hospital and Cancer Center, Hermosa Beach, CA: “Pawspice/Hospice: A compassionate end-of-life treatment program”
37th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2002
- Michael Blackwell, DVM, MPH, Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: “A new look at the veterinarian's role in the human-animal bond”
- Aaron Katcher, M.D., Arlington TX: “An evolutionary perspective of the human-animal bond”
- Lynne Seibert, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVB: College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA: “Building a peacable kingdom: Treating canine aggression,” “What’s bothering Mittiens? Curing the litterbox blues,” and “Spinning, pacing, licking, chewing, and plucking: Stereotypic behaviors and compulsive disorders” (sponsored by Novartis Animal Health)
- H. Marie Suthers-McCabe, DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA: “Lessons Learned about the Human-Animal Bond at Ground Zero”
36th Annual Veterinary Medical Symposium, March 2001
- Sebastian E. Heath, Vet MB, PhD, Dipl ACVIM, DiplACVPM, Global Bureau Office of Agriculture and Food Security, USAID, Washington, DC: “Disaster preparedness for veterinarians”
- Stephanie LaFarge, PhD, Director, Counseling, ASPCA, NY, NY: “A profile of animal abusers”
- Lila Miller, DVM, Senior Director, Animal Sciences, ASPCA, NY, NY: “The role of the veterinarian in recognizing, reporting, and documenting animal abuse” (sponsored by Ralston Purina Company)
- Eames, Ed, PhD and Toni Eames, MS, adjunct professors, California State University, Fresno, CA, and Latrell and Keebler, their 2 golden retriever guide dogs: "Keeping the assistance dog/disabled person together as a team (a discussion of ways veterinarians can honor the bond of this working team)," April 15, 2005.
- Beth Franklin, MA, Executive Director of Hand-in-Paw, Birmingham, AL: "Animals helping people in Alabama." http://www.handinpaw.org/index.htm, October 14, 2004
- Ed Eames, PhD and Toni Eames, MS, adjunct professors, California State University, Fresno, CA: “Special medical considerations of assistance dogs,” April 11, 2002
- Jacque Myer and Brenda Glaze, Greater Birmingham Humane Society, Birmingham, AL: “Making the connection between animal abuse and human violence,” February 15, 2001
SMED 595: Animal Behavior and Human-Animal Relationships
- Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD, Dipl ACVB, board certified veterinary animal behaviorist, Director of Animal Behavior Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, SMED 0595: “Introduction to applied animal behavior and veterinary behavioral medicine,” November 3, 4, and 6, 2003
- Jama Smith, Animal Cruelty Investigator for Lee County Humane Society, Auburn, AL: “The veterinarian’s role in animal cruelty & neglect,” September 9, 2002; September 23, 2002; and October 8, 2002, and September 2, 23, and 30; September 30, 2004, February 16, 2006, and October 17, 2006
- Victoria L. Voith, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACAB, board certified veterinary animal behaviorist and owner of Applied Animal Behavior Consultants, Dayton, OH: “Introduction to applied animal behavior and veterinary behavioral medicine,” October 4, 5, and 7, 1999, and November 6, 7, and 9, 2000
Human-Animal Bond/Animal Behavior Club
- Larry Myers, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, Auburn, AL: "The science behind scent detector dogs," October 5, 2007
- Katherine A. Houpt, VMD, PhD, Dipl ACVB, board certified veterinary animal behaviorist, Director of Animal Behavior Clinic, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: “Case studies in animal Behavior at Tuskegee,” November 4, 2003
- Robert K. Anderson, DVM, MPH, Dipl ACVPM, Dipl ACVB, board certified veterinary animal behaviorist and founder of the Center for the Study of Human-animal Relationships and Environment (CenSHARE), College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN:
- “Gentle Leader Head Collar lecture and wet lab,” March 11, 2003
- “Update and future trends in the human-animal bond for veterinarians,” February 9, 1999
- “Managing unwanted behavior with motivation and the Gentle Leader,” February 8, 1999, co-sponsored by Tuskegee Chapter of SCAVMA
- “Wet lab: How to manage unwanted behavior,” February 8, 1999, co-sponsored by Tuskegee Chapter of SCAVMA
- Ed Eames, PhD and Toni Eames, MS, adjunct professors, California State University, Fresno, CA:
- “Keeping the assistance dog/disabled person together as a team (a discussion of ways veterinarians can honor the bond of this working team),” April 11, 2002
- 1995 William Snyder Lecture: “Assistance dogs for disabled people,” May 3, 1995
- Cynthia A. McCall, PhD, Horse Program Leader and Horse Extension Specialist, Auburn Univerity, Auburn, AL: "Principles of equine behavior", April 3, 2001
- Victoria L. Voith, DVM, PhD, Dipl ACAB, board certified veterinary animal behaviorist and owner of Applied Animal Behavior Consultants, Dayton, OH:
- “Open discussion of the human-animal bond and animal behavior,” November 7, 2000
- “Opportunities for specialization in veterinary anmal behavior,” October 5, 1999
- Kathy Mitchener, DVM, owner of oncology practice and former president of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, Cordova, TN: Human-animal bond and grieving, February 11, 1999, cosponsored by Tuskegee Chapter of AAHA