Meet SVBT's Advisory Panel
DVM, DACVPM, DACVB
Anderson is a Professor Emeritus, College of Veterinary Medicine;
Past Director, Animal Behavior Service of the College of Veterinary
Medicine and Current Director, Center to Study Human Animal
Relationships, University of Minnesota. Currently Dr. Anderson
owns an Animal Behavior Consulting and referral practice to
consult with veterinarians, trainers, dog owners and humane
societies. He is a co-inventor of the Gentle Leader® headcollar
for dogs, a humane training aid. In 2000 he was presented
with the Waco Childers Award for Humane Ideals by the American
Humane Association and in 1997 was honored with the Distinguished
Service Award of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.
For the past 6 years he served as a member of the Human Animal
Bond Committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
He is a lecturer and teacher for state, national and international
meetings and author or co-author of more than 100 articles
in scientific and professional publications and co-author
of several books.
Wayne Hunthausen, BA,
Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
is a veterinary behavior consultant who has been working with pet
owners and veterinarians throughout North America to solve companion
animal behavior problems for the last 19 years. He received his
Bachelor of Arts in Zoology (1969) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
(1979) degrees from the University of Missouri. Dr. Hunthausen is
director of Animal Behavior Consultations in the Kansas City area,
which provides behavior consultations and training services for
pet owners and a behavior externship program for veterinary students.
Dr. Hunthausen helped found the Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied
Animal Behavior in 1996 and serves on its organization committee.
He has served as the president and executive board member of the
American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.
Dr. Hunthausen is an internationally known lecturer on the topic
of pet behavior. He frequently writes for a variety of veterinary
and pet publications and is co-author of the books, The Practitioner's
Guide to pet Behavior Problems and Handbook of Behavior Problems
of the Dog and Cat, co-editor of the books, Dog Behavior and Training:
Veterinary advice for owners and Cat Behavior and Training: Veterinary
advice for owners and helped develop and appeared in the child safety
video, Dogs, Cats, & Kids: Learning to be safe with animals.
In his spare time, Dr. Hunthausen is an avid photographer and enjoys
skiing, bicycling, movies and traveling with his wife, Jan, as well
as knocking around in the outdoors with his dogs Ralphie, Beau and
Karen Overall, VMD, PhD, DACVB
Dr. Karen Overall received
her B.A. and M.A. degrees concomitantly from the University of Pennsylvania
in 1978. After a year spent at the Smithsonian Tropical Research
Institute in Panama she was awarded her V.M.D. from the University
of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. She completed
a residency in Behavioral Medicine from the same school in 1989.
Her Ph.D. in Zoology was awarded by the University of Wisconsin
- Madison for research focusing on mating systems and physiology
of a protected lizard.
Dr. Overall has given hundreds of national and international presentations
and short courses and is the author of over 100 publications on
behavioral medicine and lizard behavioral ecology. She has also
been a regular columnist for both Canine and Feline Practice journals
and currently writes a bimonthly column for DVM Newsmagazine. Her
best selling textbook, Clinical Behavioral Medicine for Small Animals,
was published by Mosby in 1997. Her new book, Handbook of Small
Animal Behavioral Medicine, to be published by Saunders, should
be out by the end of year 2002.
Dr. Overall is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
Behavior and is certified by the Animal Behavior Society as an Applied
Dr. Overall's research interests focus on the development of genetic
and behavioral animal models for human psychiatric illness, particularly
those involving anxiety, panic, and aggression for which she has
been generously and continuously funded.
Dr. Overall frequently consults with service dog organizations including
military and narcotic dog groups, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Canine
Companions for Independence and with law makers regarding legislation
affecting dogs. She was awarded the 1993 Randy Award for excellence
and creativity in research and is frequently honored to be a visiting
scholar at a variety of universities.
Dr. Overall's other interests include integration of conservation
biology into veterinary medicine, international outreach and participation
in student based community outreach initiatives.