Dr. Chris Pachel – Animal Behavior

About Dr. Chris Pachel ACVB Behavior

Dr. Chris Pachel with a dog

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 prior to 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, also in 2010.

He is currently the owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR, lectures regularly throughout the US and Canada, and has taught courses in veterinary behavior at the University of MN and at 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 co-author of a book chapter on Pet Selection for Animal Assisted Therapy.


Presentation Synopsis

1. Incorporating behavior into patient care (collaboration talk with Robert Novo)
2. Pitfalls in Canine Socialization
3. Feline nuisance behaviors
4. Room for one more; incorporating new pets into household
5. Getting the right details; efficient information gathering
6. Do you see what I see; medical issues masquerading as behavior problems
7. Prescribing for behavior; practical psychopharmacology
8. Navigating difficult conversations