Roundtable participants of "Alleviating anxiety: A roundtable discussion on behavior management with a focus on supplements"
Learn more about the group of animal behavior experts who met to discuss this complex issue, taking a closer look at how to identify and comprehensively manage some of the most common behavioral issues encountered in general practice and discussing the role the veterinary team can play in spotting at-risk pets.
Gary Landsberg, BSc, DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (CA)
Veterinary Behaviorist, North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic,
Thornhill, ON, Canada
Dr. Landsberg is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist, offering behavior consultations in the Toronto area. He is Vice President of Veterinary Aff airs for CanCog Technologies and a VIN consultant, and he serves on the executive committees of the Fear FreeSM initiative and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. He has authored more than 100 research papers, articles, and book chapters including Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat, 3rd edition (Elsevier, 2013).
Theresa L. DePorter, DVM, MRCVS, DECAWBM, DACVB
Veterinary Behaviorist, Oakland Veterinary Referral Services, Bloomfield Hills, MI
A board-certified behaviorist, Dr. DePorter has been offering behavior consultations in metropolitan Detroit since 2004. She is the author or co-author of several book chapters on the topics of feline aggression, use of pheromones in feline practice, psychopharmacology and nutrition, and prevention and management of stress in pet cats in the home environment.
Lynn Honeckman, DVM
Owner, Veterinary Behavior Solutions, Orlando, FL
Dr. Honeckman has been in small animal and exotic animal medicine practice for 23 years. In 2011, she opened Veterinary Behavior Solutions. She is on the Special Council of the Pet Professional Guild and helped create the Central Florida Force-Free Behavior and Trainers Network, working with other professionals to reduce and treat fear, anxiety, and aggression in pets. She is the Committee Chairperson for AVSAB Position Statements and is on the Advisory Board for Dr. Marty Becker’s Fear FreeSM initiative.
Kelly Moffat, DVM, DACVB
Veterinary Behaviorist, Medical Director, VCA Mesa Animal Hospital, Mesa, AZ
Dr. Moffat joined the staff of Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 1994. She later completed a behavior residency and became board certified. Dr. Moffat now serves as the Medical Director at the VCA Mesa Animal Hospital. Because of her interest in the human-animal
bond and internal medicine, she remains active in general practice in addition to providing behavior consultations. She is also an adjunct faculty member of Midwestern University, lecturing at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Sherrie Yuschak, RVT, VTS-Behavior, KPACTP, CPDT
Veterinary Behavior Technician, North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Raleigh, NC
Ms. Yuschak is a behavior technician with NCSU’s Behavioral Medicine Service. She collaborates on behavioral research and teaches staff and students low-stress handling techniques. A past board member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and an Examination Committee member for the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians, Ms. Yuschak is also a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy for Professional Dog Trainers and a module contributor for the Fear FreeSM initiative.