Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, DACVAA
HSVMA MARYLAND STATE CO-REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman

Dr. Nicholas Dodman attended Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland where he received a BVMS (DVM equivalent). He is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

In 1981, Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts. Shortly after his arrival, Dr. Dodman became interested in behavioral pharmacology and the field of animal behavior. After spending several years in this area of research, in 1986 he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic—one of the first of its kind—at Tufts. Since 1990 he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior. He received board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995. Dr. Dodman is currently Professor Emeritus at Tufts University and Chief Scientific Officer at the Center for Canine Behavior Studies.

Dr. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He has written five acclaimed bestselling books and has authored two textbooks and more than 100 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals. He also holds 10 U.S. patents for various inventions related to the control of animal behavior. Dr. Dodman appears regularly on radio and television as a behavioral expert.

Dr. Dodman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, Veterinarians for Equine Welfare, and he is a Leadership Council member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

Nikhil Joshi, VMD
HSVMA MARYLAND STATE CO-REPRESENTATIVE

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman

Dr. Nikhil Joshi is a small animal emergency veterinarian and lifelong advocate for animal welfare.  Dr. Joshi earned both a VMD and a certificate in veterinary public health from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.  During his time at Penn Vet, he volunteered with animal shelters and welfare groups in the city of Philadelphia, and spent time in underserved southwestern tribal communities providing free surgical and primary care services. He also helped found a company dedicated to pharmaceutical research protocols without the use of laboratory animals.

After veterinary school Dr. Joshi completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and hospital management at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey.  While there, he also spent several weeks working with the Monmouth County SPCA and humane law enforcement. 

Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Joshi was a consultant with a global professional services firm, working with clients in the federal government, non-profit sector, and healthcare industry.  When he's not traveling, Dr. Joshi lives in Montgomery County with his adopted feline son.

Contact Drs. Dodman and Joshi at [email protected]