Presented by Susan Krebsbach, DVM, and Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, DACVAA

3:00-3:45 pm ET/Noon-12:45 pm PT, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Registration is FREE for all participants.


Webinar Description:

Many families stepped forward to foster or adopt new pets as COVID-19 spread across the US and animal shelters were forced to close their doors.  Many of these families, along with all families with pets, have now spent nearly two months continuously together with their animal companions and are preparing for the transition as they return to work, school and other activities. 

Veterinarians Dr. Susan Krebsbach and Dr. Nicholas Dodman will discuss tips for dealing with potential transitional challenges such as:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Puppy Socialization
  • Walking/feeding schedules

This special HSVMA Town Hall is sponsored by Maddie's Fund.

Webinar Presenter: Susan Krebsbach, DVM

Dr. Susan Krebsbach, affectionately known as Dr. Susan, has always had a passion for animals. But her initial career path did not lead her to veterinary medicine. After graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering, she started out as a systems engineer for the IBM Corporation. As Dr. Susan’s career blossomed in the world of computers, she was promoted to the level of advisory marketing representative and recognized as one of the top 5% marketing representatives in the country.

Pursuing her passion for animals, Dr. Susan turned in her briefcase for books to start veterinary school at The Ohio State University. After graduation, she worked as a small animal general practitioner for several years before opening a veterinary animal behavior consulting service, Creature Counseling. She continues to this day working with clients and organizations on addressing animal behavior problems and how to prevent them.

In addition to private practice,  Dr. Susan is the proud founder and board member of Madison Cat Project (formerly Dane County Friends of Ferals); served as the assistant director of the Program for Pet Health Equity at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, whose mission is to drive the formation of a family-centric One Health healthcare system that focuses on pets not adequately served by the current system; was honored to be the executive director of the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition, which released the landmark report, Access to Veterinary Care: Barriers, Current Practices, and Public Policy; has been a veterinary consultant for Maddie’s Fund regarding pet behavior; and spent eight plus years as a veterinary advisor for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

Webinar Presenter: Nicholas Dodman, BVMS, DACVB, DACVAA 

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 College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a Leadership Council member of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.