The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a
group of veterinarians, veterinary students, and researchers who
share an interest in understanding animal behavior. AVSAB is
committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and
strengthening the bond between animals and their owners. This goal
is reached through research, client education, and the treatment of
behavior problems in animals.
The student chapter of AVSAB represents students interested in
all aspects of animal behavior. Behavioral topics include a wide
variety of species including companion animals, primates, lab
animals, and any other species with which students share an
interest. This organization is dedicated to promoting the
importance of animal behavior in veterinary medicine and to provide
veterinary students with educational opportunities in relation to
- Educate veterinary students - With only a few animal
behavior lectures throughout the vet school curriculum, AVSAB
offers additional training in handling behavior related cases!
- Educate clients - Companion animals are often
relinquished to shelters or humanely euthanized due to behavior
issues. Companion animals, wildlife, and livestock all can benefit
from clients understanding of animal behavior.
- Educate the general public - Even those who do not own
animals benefit from understanding animal behavior.
- Educate and understand animals - training,
agility, aggression, and animal welfare
- Attend monthly meetings to hear guest lecturers speak on a wide
variety of animal behavior topics. Free food
- Preferential sign-ups for wetlabs and seminars.
- Access to the AVSAB website, listserv, and quarterly
- Excellent networking resource for anyone interested in animal
- Chance to try out new products and learn proper training
We are now taking pre-orders on our new Behavior Club t-shirts!
Each shirt is $15. Please contact an AVSAB officer for more
information or to pre-order.