“The addition of an IAABC consultant to the team makes our practice stronger and stand out. We are able to provide help with the behavioral and training needs along with our medical expertise, and therefore provide the best possible treatment to our patients and clients. Working together, we take care of the pet’s physical, emotional, social and behavioral needs. Everyone wins!” - Dr. Marty Becker, “America’s Veterinarian”
“Having ethical, effective training advice for our clients is an essential part of wellness planning. Our IAABC consultant is an important part of our healthcare team.” - Richard E. Palmquist, DVM
“Becoming a certified feline behavior consultant by the IAABC shows my additional education in behavior and has increased referrals to my behavior consulting practice as part of my general practice.” - Sally J. Foote, DVM CABC-IAABC
“Adding IAABC members to my team helped my practise prosper. For the small animals it meant having the most current, science based information available - for handouts, consultations, and for puppy classes. It took our preventative medicine program to the next level. For our equine patients, it meant having someone to help with the “difficult patients” – the ones that won’t stand or lead, the needle phobic, or the aggressive.” - David Lane, DVM
“I am able to serve my patients better as both a DVM Avian Veterinarian and IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant. Patients and owners need that kind of cooperative care, and I feel privileged to be able to offer both through my IAABC certification.” - Drs. Jan Hooimeijer, DVM CPBC-IAABC
“I’ve seen a dog that was extremely difficult to manage at the vet clinic become one of my favorite patients with a great IAABC partner and a dedicated owner.” - Dr. Lynne Boggs
“Having an IAABC certified trainer available to consult with and refer to has greatly increased my enjoyment and success with behavior cases.” - Sandy Wasson, DVM
“My IAABC consultant has helped a number of my clients resolve inappropriate urination problems with their cats. She is able to spend the necessary time to explain what needs to change and why. She provides the client with a detailed report and sends me a copy so we are on the same program with the patients.” - Cathy Jennings, DVM
“I have referred several clients to my IAABC consultant for help with training their pets. She has made a huge difference for these clients. I have a lot of confidence in her ability to evaluate and help these pets and their owners deal with fear and aggression issues. I consider her a part of the team I work with. Knowing she is a qualified professional, someone I trusted with my own pet, has been a benefit for me and my clients.” - Jean O. Frost, VMD

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Georgina Lees-Smith, BSc Hons, Phys, Chem, Med, Biochem, ADBC, Post Grad BNA

I have had and worked with animals for my entire life & have worked alongside, zoos, rescues, private clients, vets & other specialists (As part of my professional development I regularly shadow specialists that are relevant to the field of behaviour). I believe in a natural approach as much as possible with regards to treatment, therapy and prevention. Over the years, my specialism has developed into affective neuroscience and my approach has developed and is being fine tuned with the science of behaviour in mind.

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From the Horse Division

Horse Blog

Justine Harrison, Certified Horse Behavior Consultant

Justine Harrison is an IAABC Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant and trainer based in the North West of England. She is also a member of the IAABC application review committee. Justine provides horse behaviour consultations, trains horses and mentors students. She uses the science of behaviour and learning to help horse owners and trainers throughout the UK solve a wide range of behaviour problems including separation anxiety, aggression, phobias and stereotypies.

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From the Cat Division

Cat Blog

Grieving Cats

Who would still ask if cats grieve? That emotion, however a cat’s experience is seen through our poor human lens, is one where accusations of anthropomorphizing can be just wrong.

Clients plead, “I just want to know what my cat is going through. What can I do?” Good question. We still don’t know much.

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From the Parrot Division

Parrot Blog

Is Your Parrot Acting Up & You Don’t Know What To Do? Hire A Parrot Behavior Consultant!

A consultant from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants that is!

This blog was first published at http://www.birdchannel.com/parrot-training/iaabc.aspx on May 31, 2015.

So your avian veterinarian wants you to weigh your bird on a regular basis, but the little scamp won’t get on the scale and you keep ending up with chunks taken out of your hand. You asked for advice from three of your favorite bird lists but everyone has a different opinion, and let’s face it … some of those suggestions were downright scary. You’re not sure you can handle another bite like the last time.

Jackie loves those videos of parrots doing tricks and has been trying to get her macaw to play basketball. Only now the bird lunges at her whenever she gets near. Jackie doesn’t understand why her bird hates her all of a sudden.

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