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Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB


Dr. Overall, faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, has given hundreds of national and international presentations on behavioral medicine. She is diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB) and is board-certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist.

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The gonad chronicles, part 2: Veterinary research explores neutering's elusive impact
January 1, 2014

Research suggests that neutering may help modulate unwanted behaviors and eliminate or reduce the risk of some diseases—but exacerbate other health issues. So consider the favorable and adverse effects of neutering to help veterinary clients make informed decisions.

The gonad chronicles part 1: Neutering's newest controversy
December 1, 2013

Veterinarians and owners alike are troubled by a new study linking castration and ovariohysterectomy with an increased risk of disease—including some cancers. Should this study change the way we discuss and perform such common, recommended procedures?

Facing fear head on: Tips for veterinarians to create a more behavior-centered practice
October 1, 2013

In part 2 of this series, we equip veterinary teams to assess and alleviate fear during veterinary visits to build a more behavior-centered practice—and stronger pet-owner relationships.

Fear factor: Is routine veterinary care contributing to lifelong patient anxiety?
September 1, 2013

In part 1 of this two-part series, new research explores the dramatic impact of a single veterinary visit on a pet's long-term behavioral well being.

Dumbed down by dominance, Part 2: Change your dominant thinking
April 1, 2012

Embrace deference, not dominance, to ensure healthy and happy human-pet relationships.

Dumbed down by dominance, Part 1
March 1, 2012

Exploring our misconceptions and myths about human-pet relationships.

Canine housetraining: FAQs from clients
November 1, 2011

Be ready to answer these client questions to ensure a successful housetraining process.

Elimination training tips
October 1, 2011

Helpful pointers to give clients to humanely housetrain their dogs.

Canine housetraining, Part 2: Managing developmental issues with puppy crating
September 1, 2011

Make sure clients know the ins and outs of correct crate training.

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