Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, Veterinary Behavior Consultations, St. Louis, Missouri
Debra F. Horwitz, DVM, DACVB, lectures to veterinarians and pet owners worldwide on behavioral topics, is often featured on television and radio, and is a behavioral consultant on VIN. Her newest book, Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, 2nd edition, was published in January 2018. She also has authored, co-authored, and edited several books and book chapters, and is lead editor of Decoding Your Dog. She was the 2006-2008 president of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, and in 2012 she received Veterinarian of the Year award from Ceva Animal Health. She was voted NAVC 2012 and NAVC 2014 Small Animal Speaker of the Year. Debra received her DVM from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.
FUN FACT: Debra’s cat, whose name is “Porter,” used to be a blood donor at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital. All the cats in the donor group were named for cuts of meat, so his name really is Porterhouse Steak!
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