All About Behavior: How to Approach Behavior Cases
in General Practice 

Presented by Christine D. Calder, DVM, DACVB
8 pm ET/5 pm PT, Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This webinar is FREE for all attendees.
RACE CE will be provided to current HSVMA members ONLY


As clinicians, we often see behavior issues in our patients. Sometimes clients come to us for advice, sometimes the client is not as aware of the issue as they should be. During this behavior webinar we will explore the process of diagnosing common behavior problems in dogs and cats and outline the steps needed when creating and implementing a behavior plan. We will discuss the difference between a primary behavioral problem and a training issue and which cases we should handle and which we should refer to a behaviorist.

Other topics Dr. Calder will discuss during this presentation include:

  • The various behavioral tools available to facilitate management
  • How to identify appropriate trainers and other certified professionals to aid in the treatment of behavior problems
  • Behavioral euthanasia and how to develop a prognosis

We hope you'll join us for this important welfare-focused webinar.

This webinar is approved for 1.5 hours of RACE CE credits for veterinarians and veterinary technicians (medical/interactive category). CE credits will be provided FREE to current HSVMA members ONLY. If you are not yet an HSVMA member or need to renew your membership, please visit the HSVMA website HERE.


PRESENTER: Christina D. Calder, DVM, DACVB

A graduate of Mississippi State University but native of New Jersey, Dr. Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both New Jersey and Maine for many years. In addition to general practice, Dr. Calder has worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Veterinary Services and Veterinary Behavior at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

As a general practitioner, she always had an interest in animal behavior and in 2016, she finished a residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists becoming a Diplomates with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB) in 2017. She is the past Director of Behavior Services at Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, ME and currently has her own referral practice Calder Veterinary Behavior Services. Dr. Calder’s has a special interest in shelter behavior, feline behavior, and shy/fearful dogs. She shares her home with 3 Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a black Lab, 2 French bulldogs, and a snake.