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Dr. Rachel Malamed - Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

As of May 2012, Dr. Malamed has opened an independently run private practice exclusive to clinical behavioral medicine*  

See below for NEW contact information
Now Scheduling Appointments in the Los Angeles area!


 Rachel Malamed, DVM, Dip.ACVB


What is a Veterinary Behavior Specialist?
   The training and expertise of those providing behavioral advice can vary to a large degree. A Veterinary Behavior Specialist is a Veterinarian that has undergone residency training in the field of clinical animal behavior after obtaining a degree in veterinary medicine. They maintain the highest qualifications and have passed a certification exam to become board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. 
   In addition to being able to diagnose and treat medical issues that can contribute to behavioral changes, Veterinary Behaviorists have expertise in advanced learning theory, normal and abnormal behavior, psychopharmacology and knowledge of the neuromolecular processes which can influence learning and behavior.
  Humane behavior modification techniques that integrate scientific principles, are used to change the pet’s emotional responses and help owners to more effectively modify and manage their pet's behavior problem. Medications are never the sole answer; however, for severe cases, Veterinary Behaviorists have the ability to prescribe medications to be used in conjunction with behavior modification.

Please e-mail behaviordogtor@gmail.com if you are interested in being notified of upcoming events.
July, 2013- Dr. Malamed will speak at the annual American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) conference (in Chicago). Lecture Topics: Canine Compulsive Disorders; Feline Inappropriate Urination.

August 29, 2012- Dr. Malamed met with Veterinary Staff at West Hollywood Animal Hospital to give a lunch talk on  behavior modification techniques and tools.

May 30, 2012-Lunch n' Learn- Dr. Malamed met with Veterinary Staff at the brand new West Hollywood Animal Hospital to discuss ways to reduce animal stress at the veterinary hospital.

May 17, 2012- Dr. Malamed spoke at Press Conference for Dog Bite Prevention Week.

March 5, 2012- Dr. Malamed lectured at the ASPCA's Animal Care Conference in Orange County. Lecture topics: Animal enrichment; Inappropriate elimination in cats.

January 28, 2012- Dr. Malamed lectured at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Behavior Symposium. Lecture topic: Canine separation anxiety.

June 9, 2011- Lunch n' Learn- Dr. Malamed met with Veterinary Staff at Veterinary Care Center in Hollywood, California, to discuss ways to reduce animal stress during hospital visits.
May 24, 2011- Dr. Malamed implemented a Puppy Socialization Class at West Hills Animal Hospital in West Hills, California. The puppies had a great time!
May 23, 2011- Dr. Malamed presented a Low Stress Handling and Restraint of Difficult Dogs and Cats lab and lecture with Dr. Sophia Yin.  Veterinary staff and trainers learn to use these low stress and innovative techniques designed to  develop patients that love their visits to the veterinary clinic! The lab was a great success and we will likely be organizing another in the future.
May 23, 2011- Southern California Trainer's Forum Meeting- Dr. Malamed gave a lecture on the interactions between behavioral and physical health in pets.
May 18, 2011- Dr. Malamed taught a Kindergarten class about canine body language and safe interactions in order to help prevent bites.  Please notify Dr. Malamed if you are interested having her talk to your child's class.
March 25, 2011- Dr. Malamed lectured to veterinary students at the SAVMA (Student American Veterinary Medical Association) conference on the topic of feline inappropriate elimination.

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