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Digging Under the Surface: Canine and Feline Behavior



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 July 23-24, 2022

Saturday, 8 am to 4:30 pm CDT, Sunday 8 am to 12:45 pm CDT

10 hours CE
All Veterinary Team Members Welcome

Sit! Stay! Learn How to Help Your Patients’ Behavior Problems

In this two-day virtual vet conference, we’ll learn how to read our patients’ minds! Well, almost. In this comprehensive CE, award-winning Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Amy Pike, will help us understand the cues our patients are giving us through their body language and behavior. Through videos and discussion, we’ll learn to differentiate medical, environmental, and psychological causes of unwanted behaviors.

Then, we’ll study how and when to prescribe medical treatment, training, or environmental adjustments to create happier pets and families. By the end of the course, you’ll understand the importance of the mantra – behavior medicine is always medical first, behavior second – and will walk away with renewed enthusiasm for helping your patients and clients through any unwanted behavior.


  • Body language – how to speak dog and cat
  • House soiling
  • Separation anxiety
  • Aggression
  • Behavioral modification to allow medical treatments
  • Treating any behavioral problem with the “6 M” method
  • Psychotropic medications – uses, doses, risk/benefit, efficacy

Meet Dr. Pike

LSVA is thrilled to welcome Veterinary Behaviorist, Dr. Amy Pike!

Dr. Pike graduated from Colorado State University in 2003. After graduation, she was commissioned as a Captain into the Army Veterinary Corps where taking care of the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment spurred her interests in behavior medicine. Dr. Pike completed a Residency program under Dr. Debra Horwitz, DACVB and became board certified in 2015.

Dr. Pike is co-owner of the Animal Behavior Wellness Center with locations in Richmond and Fairfax Virginia. Dr. Pike was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine for the fifth year in a row.

In her ample spare time (ha ha) she loves to garden and hang out with her active duty Army husband of 20 years, Tom, her 13-year-old daughter Alexa, her 8-year-old son Grayson, and their menagerie/zoo- Pinocchio (27 yr old African Ring Neck parakeet), Dobby (6 yr old Devon Rex), Ike (aka Dwight D. Eisenschnauzer, 4 yr old Giant Schnauzer), Scooby Doo (2 yr old, Mini schnauzer), Ginny (aka Ruth Bader Ginsbark, 2 month old Airedale) and Prickles (1 yr old Hedgehog).

Amy Pike, DVM, DACVB, IAABC-CABC and Walter, the dog


  • Ten hours CE*
  • Complete digital course notes delivered by email
  • The flexibility to learn from anywhere! We’ll meet online on Zoom.
  • Access to recorded sessions for 90 days following the workshop**

*This program has been submitted but is not yet approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 10 CE Credits, with a maximum of 10 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: medical program, using the delivery method of interactive-distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.

**Please note that this program will be RACE Approved for LIVE viewing only. Attendees must log on during a live session to receive a CE Certificate, but can utilize recordings to catch up and re-watch sessions.


Location: Anywhere!
Find a cozy spot with reliable internet and join us online for this live and interactive learning event!
Date:   July 23-24, 2022
Time:  Saturday, 8am to 4:30pm CDT, Sunday 8am to 12:30 PM CDT

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Top notch, fantastic. I was really dreading this because I dislike CE environments but really enjoyed.

I learned SO much about myself and feel empowered to make real changes in my life.

I felt it was very well organized and I felt taken care of. Julie was an excellent speaker and I enjoyed the content very much.

I couldn’t imagine the program running any smoother.

More dates! More events! Love these and I will be back! THANK YOU!

Excellent conference!!! Much more intimate than the large conferences.

I love that we wrote and expressed rather than just taking in material. This was interactive for real.

It was such a well thought out conference. Well done.

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Veterinarian, Vet Tech and Other Team Members