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Animal Rescue League of Boston


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.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Sheila D'Arpino, DVM,DACVB (Behavior)
  • Amy Marder, VMD, CAAB (behavior)
  • Gary Patronek, VMD, PhD (epidemiology)
  • Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM (shelter medicine)
  • Erin Doyle, DVM (shelter medicine)

Educational Resources

Not on record.


Primary responsibilities are to assist the veterinarians with clinical and shelter behavior cases. More detail is listed above.

Student Supervision

Approximately 8 hours per day, 5-6 days per week.



Practice Information

Animal Rescue League of Boston
10 Chandler S.
Boston, MA 02116

Ph: 617 226 5664
Fx: 617 226-5679


Updated: 5/6/09
Signature On File: Dr. Sheila D'Arpino and Dr. Amy Marder

Boston, MA
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