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Nicholas Dodman BVMS, MRCVS, DACVB

Dr. Dodman is sponsored by Citi

Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He grew-up in England and trained to be a vet in Scotland. At the age of 26, he became the youngest veterinary faculty member in Britain. It was at that time that Dr. Dodman began specializing in surgery and anesthesiology.

In 1981 Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. 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, he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic - one of the first of its kind - at Tufts in 1986. He received an additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1995. Dr. Dodman began to see clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990; he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.

Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written five acclaimed bestselling books that have received a tremendous amount of national press. His first book, "The Dog Who Loved Too Much" (Bantam Books, 1995), was an unqualified success as was his second book, "The Cat Who Cried for Help" (Bantam Books, 1997). His third book,"Dogs Behaving Badly" (Bantam Books, 1999) was again a bestseller. "If Only They Could Speak" (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002) was released 2002 and again in 2007 after The Wall Street Journal listed it as One of the Five Best Dogs Books. "The Well-Adjusted Dog" (2007) was intended as a bible for dog owners everywhere; Dog Ownership 101, so to speak. His new book is, "Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry" (Atria 2016).In addition to his own books, Dodman has contributed to and edited two Tufts books, "Puppy’s First Steps" (Houghton Mifflin 2007) and "Good Old Dog" (Houghton Mifflin 2010).

Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field. In addition to his trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 100 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals. He also holds 10 US Patents for various inventions related to the control of animal behavior. Dr. Dodman appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The early Show, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, Fox TV, the BBC and CBC, CNN’s Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR’s “Fresh Air” and A&E. He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR’s “Radio Boston.” Good Morning America producer Patty Nager dubbed Dr Dodman their ad hoc pet behavioral expert.

Dr. Dodman attended Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland where he received a BVMS (DVM equivalent). He was a surgical intern at the Glasgow Veterinary School before joining the faculty. He received a Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.

He 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 is a leadership council member of the Humane Society Veterinary medical Association.

Scheduled events:
Pets on the Couch
The internationally renowned veterinarian and research scientist discusses the complex emotional lives of animals, and his breakthrough findings in the treatment of problems that are startlingly similar to human ills.

UA BookStore (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Nicholas Dodman
Moderator: Randy Peterson
Feline Science and Cat Facts
Your favorite feline may seem unfathomable, but these three pet behavior experts will put you cat-wise.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nicholas Dodman, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Thomas McNamee
Moderator: Karen Hollish

Pets on the Couch: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds, and the New Science of Animal Psychiatry
Atria Books
August 2016
ISBN 9781476749020
Hardcover, 304 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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The pioneering veterinarian and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Dog Who Loved Too Much, and the national bestseller, The Cat Who Cried for Help, recounts his uniquely entertaining—and poignant—stories of treating animals for all-too-human problems as he reveals his amazing breakthroughs with the new science of One Medicine. More/less

Cat Who Cried for Help
January 2012
ISBN 9780553378542
Paperback, 258 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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Explores behavioral problems of cats, identifying the underlying causes and offering advice for improving cat-human relationships

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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