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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.
The student will be expected to participate in appointments with clients, sharing duties with other students if present. Student will be expected to field questions from pet owners, write up case summaries, and give a 15 minute presentation on topic of interest related to behavior. The student may also be expected to make shelter visits for behavioral evaluations as appropriate. The student can expect to be directly responsible for up to 10 cases per week.
The student will spend an average of at least one hour per day directly with the faculty veterinarian, and will also directly interact with the veterinary behavior residents.
Some housing available through private rentals. Contact Judy Wall for this information. Also hotels and motels available.
University of California School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Melissa Bain: vetbehavior [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
Behavior Service: vetbehavior [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
Judy Wall (student rotation coordinator): jawall [at] ucdavis [dot] edu
Signature on file: Dr. Melissa Bain