I am a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB) with over 20 years of experience working with animals, and trained specifically to understand your animal’s behavior and apply appropriate behavioral therapy.
Animal behaviorists are often educated in a variety of disciplines, including psychology biology, zoology or animal sciences. A professional applied animal behaviorist has demonstrated expertise in the principles and the research methods of animal behavior, in the application of animal behavior principles to applied behavior problems, and in the dissemination of that knowledge through teaching and research.
Certification for CAAB is administered by the Animal Behavior Society, a non-profit scientific society, founded in 1965 to encourage and promote the study of animal behavior. Certification by the Animal Behavior Society demonstrates that an individual meets the Society’s educational, experiential, and ethical criteria for a professional applied animal behaviorist.
Animal Behavior Services
My work takes me all over North America, and I have two “home bases,” one in Los Angeles, and one in Ottawa Ontario, and I regularly pass through Toronto. Travel allows me to see clients from coast to coast in both countries. I also work with clients “virtually,” using online technologies.
- House-call consultations for private behavioral cases with dogs, cats, birds, and horses.
- Behavior evaluation and rehabilitation programs for shelter animals.
- Educational seminars for animal care professionals (veterinarians, shelter staff and volunteers) about animal behavior and behavior modification.
- Expert witness for animal behavior legal cases.
To read a variety of case studies of the work I have done with animals, from zoo habitants to companion animals and more, please visit my website at http://www.drjillgoldman.com
- Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
- Comparative Psychologist
- Court qualified expert
- Pet Relationship Expert
- Animal lover!
About Dr. Jill Goldman
Dr. Jill Goldman received her Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology from Dalhousie University studying the behavior of wolves, and her Doctorate in Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science from York University studying the behavior of non-human primates. She held a 2 year post-doctoral Animal Behavior Fellowship in the Animal Behavior Center at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) working with dogs and cats, including an internship at the Central Park Zoo working with exotic and farm animals. After touring several horse race tracks and stables, her interests expanded to the behavioral issues of racehorses.
She has been interviewed by the media, filmed by Discovery and Animal Planet channels, and has lectured throughout the United States and Canada on a variety of animal behavior topics at universities, veterinary colleges and associations, shelter outreach workshops, and scientific conferences. Publications include a chapter in Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, and much more.