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Small Animal Behavior Seminar

April 3, 2016 @8:00 am-4:00 pm


There are many common animal behavior problems, including aggression, anxiety, compulsive disorders, species-typical behaviors, and nuisance behaviors. Treatment typically involves a combination of behavior modification for pets and management changes for owners.

In some cases, using behavior modification as well as drug therapy is required to resolve the problem. If medication is determined necessary, it is most often used in conjunction with behavior modification and seldom used alone.


Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, will lead this seminar and address some of these issues and modifications. Dr. Borns-Weil earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts. Prior to joining the Tufts Behavior Service, Dr. Borns-Weil owned a behavior house call practice in the Boston area. She has had a lifelong interest in companion animal behavior, with a special interest in aggression issues. 6 Hours of Continuing Veterinary Medical Education Credit will be earned.


Early Bird Discount: Register before March 30 at $189—after that, the price goes up to $209!


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8:00 AM –
8:30 AM
Registration and Check-In
Continental Breakfast will be served.
8:30 AM –9:30 AM
  1. Terri Bright, Terri Bright, Ph.D., BCBA-D, CAAB: “The Side Effects of Punishment: A Review of Evidence-based Dog Training Methods”
9:35 AM –11:05AM


Taylor Kirby-Madden, DVM (Behavior Services, 2015-2018): “Triaging the behavior emergency: Early Interventions for General Practitioners”
11:05 AM -11:20AM

11:50 AM

B R E A K   11:05 AM – 11:20 AM
11:20 AM-12;50pm
  1. Stephanie Borns-Weil “If I am not with the one I bite, I bite the one I love: Canine Aggression to Familiar and Unfamiliar People”


12:50 PM –1:35 PM
  1. L U N C H E O N  
1:35 PM-3:05 pm Stephanie Borns-Weil “Civil War: Intercat and Interdog Housemate Aggression
3:10PM –4:10 PM Panel discussion




April 3, 2016
8:00 am-4:00 pm
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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University


Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts
North Grafton, MA United States + Google Map

Continuing Education for Veterinary Professionals

Cummings School faculty provide the latest in surgical and medical education (CE) to the veterinary professionals and staff throughout New England. Leaders in research and teaching, they provide seminars, lectures, hands on labs, and online learning experiences that improve the care and treatment of all species.