Dr. Christine Calder- Behavior

About Christine Calder, DVM, Diplomate ACVB

Christine Calder

A graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both her home state of New Jersey, and Maine for many years.
In addition to general practice, Dr. Calder has worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Veterinary Services and Veterinary Behavior at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Center. As a general practitioner, she has always had an interest in animal behavior especially clinical veterinary behavior and in 2016, she finished a residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In 2017, she became a Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). Dr. Calder’s special interest is in shelter behavior, feline behavior, and shy/ fearful dogs.


Presentation Synopsis

1. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Getting Started with Observations and Behavioral Histories
2. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Is it Medical or Behavioral? Creating your Differential List
3. How to Approach Behavior in General Practice: Developing the Treatment Plan
4. Treating Behavior in Practice: Psychopharmacology
5. Canine Aggression
6. Feline Aggression
7. Veterinary Visits: Managing the more Challenging Patients in Practice?
8. Behavior: It is Everywhere
9. How to Approach Behavior in Practice - Behavior cases don't have to be complicated
10. Medications and the Behavior Patient - Medications are part of the treatment of behavior problems in practice
11. Anxiety in the Canine Patient: Case Studies
12. The Feline Patient: The Litterbox and Beyond