Behavior Modification Elective

If you are interested, during your 4th year off-site elective experience, we provide a list of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine's previously approved locations.

If you choose not to work at any of the pre-approved sites, please find your own elective location and submit a request for approval through The College of Veterinary Medicine.

North Grafton MA

Description Behavior consultation experience sitting in and observing in-clinic appointments with clients and participating in drafting of remote consultation responses. Details Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available Dr. Nicholas H . Dodman, BVMS, DVA, DACVA, DACVB Dr. Niwako Ogata, DVM, PhD Nicole Cottam, MS, Associate CAAB Educational Resources Will have access to journals, books, computer databases, rounds and continuing education activities.

Boston MA

Description Students will gain experience in both clinical animal behavior and shelter behavior. Students will participate in behavior appointments with private clients, under direct supervision of a behavior specialist. Students will observe and participate in canine and feline behavior evaluations of shelter animals, participate in discussions of shelter pets' training programs, set up training programs for shelter pets, and participate in training programs. Opportunities also exist to participate in our shelter medicine program and Center for Shelter Dogs research projects.

Columbus OH

Description Students will participate in animal behavior related activities such as problem pet behavior consultations, literature review, and special projects related to supporting the behavioral wellness programs of the hospital. A student's interests in specific areas of animal behavior will be strongly considered when tailoring the elective to each individual elective participant.

Olmsted Falls, OH

Description Experience: We are located in Olmsted Falls, Ohio which is a western suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The student will shadow during behavioral consultations involving canine, feline, equine and avian patients. There is opportunity to gain additional experience in shelter behavior work and evaluations of appropriate dog training methods.

Davis CA

Description Learning Outcome: To understand the importance of behavior in companion animal practice, primarily that of dogs and cats, and apply the knowledge learned during this rotation, as well as other sources during veterinary school, to prevent and treat problematic behaviors in companion animals.

St. Louis, MO

Type of Experience: Working in a practice specializing in Veterinary Behavioral Medicine.