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Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB


Debra Horwitz, DACVB

Board Certification
  • American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (Behavior)(ACVB) - 1996


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Michigan State University, 1975
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Michigan State University, 1972

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, Behavioral Referral practice St. Louis, Missouri
  • Frequent lecturer and industry consultant on behavior
  • President Elect of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
  • Author of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine and the Lifelearn Behavior diskette
  • Section Editor for Behavior in The 5 Minute Veterinary Consultant.
Past Professional Activities
  • Adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri Veterinary School
  • Past President of the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
  • Private medicine practice.
Marital Status
  • Married to Gene Horwitz - not a veterinarian, but a computer geek.
  • Three grown children - not a veterinarian among them:
    • Jeff - and elementary school teacher
    • Laura - works in the nonprofit sector on social justice issues in NYC
    • Ben - in college in Washington DC.
  • I like traveling and relaxing with family and friends.
Favorite Quote
  • Everything works some of the time, nothing works all the time. (Seems apropos for behavioral therapy!)
What I like Most About VIN
  • The ability to easily reach so many in the veterinary community

Client information sheets are based on material written by Debra Horwitz, DVM, DACVB and
Gary Landsberg, DVM, DACVB. © Copyright 2002 Lifelearn Inc. Used with permission under license. March 11, 2004.
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