The Sir James Dunn Animal Welfare Centre is hosting a conference September 22 and 23 on Animal Welfare in Practice with a focus on feline behaviour. The conference opens with a free public lecture by Dr. Lynne Seibert, entitled “Preventing Behaviour Problems in Cats.” The lecture begins at 7:00 pm, Friday, September 22 in the Alex H. MacKinnon Auditorium of UPEI’s Don and Marion McDougall Hall.
Many problematic behaviours of pet cats can be prevented by providing resources to meet the needs of the cat, including scratching surfaces, play opportunities, and exercise. Dr. Seibert will discuss common problems such as scratching, house-soiling, nocturnal behaviour, and aggression. All are welcome to this free, public event.
Dr. Seibert received her DVM degree from the University of Tennessee. After 3 years in private practice, she completed her master’s and PhD degrees in psychology at the University of Georgia, with a focus on animal behaviour and neuroscience. She completed a residency in behaviour medicine at the University of Georgia, achieving board-certification with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2001. At this time, she owned and operated a behaviour referral practice in Seattle, Washington and served as adjunct faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and psychology faculty at Antioch University-Seattle. She has taught veterinary behaviour courses at six veterinary colleges and currently teaches behaviour to veterinary students at Tuskegee University and Auburn University. She is a past president of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and served two terms as secretary-treasurer on the ACVB Board of Regents. She has presented over 2,000 hours of behaviour education in 38 states and 4 countries. She owns a behaviour referral practice in Roswell, Georgia, and is mentoring her second approved non-conforming behaviour resident. She shares her home with two dogs, two cats, six birds, and a pot-bellied pig named Vivianne.
The Animal Welfare in Practice conference continues Saturday, September 23 with more presentations and discussions on feline behaviour. For registration details, see awc.upei.ca.
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Public talk: “Preventing Behaviour Problems in Cats”
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