This week’s Featured Speaker:¬†Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB received his veterinary degree from the University of MN in 2002 and worked as a general practitioner for two years in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area before the start of his residency program. He operated a house-call behavior practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area until 2010 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010.

He is currently the owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR, regularly lectures throughout the US and Canada, and has taught courses in veterinary behavior at the University of MN and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He has published research on feline water consumption preferences, wrote a book chapter on Intercat Aggression for the May 2014 issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, and is a co-author of a forthcoming book chapter on Pet Selection for Animal Assisted Therapy.