Course Overview

This course guides you through the process of deciding whether prescribing medication is appropriate for separation anxiety cases, and how to make educated decisions between options. In addition to use of pharmaceuticals, other treatments such as nutritional therapy, supplements, herbal therapies, and combination therapies will be discussed.


Meet the Speaker

Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He has operated both house-call and office-based behavior practices and is currently the owner and lead clinician at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR. Dr. Pachel lectures regularly throughout the US as well as internationally, teaches courses annually at multiple veterinary schools in the US, and has authored several articles and book chapters on topics such as intercat aggression and pet selection for animal assisted therapy.

He is a sought-after expert witness for legal cases involving animal behavior and is also a Vice-President of Veterinary Behavior on the executive leadership team for Instinct Dog Behavior and Training, as well as co-owner of Instinct Portland, which was launched in the fall of 2020. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for dvm360.