AVSAB is committed to improving the quality of life of all animals and strengthening the bond between animals and their owners.

Welcome to AVSAB

The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) is a group of veterinarians and research scientists dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through an understanding of animal behavior. Join us and discover how insight into animal behavior can strengthen your bond with your pets and enhance the welfare of your patients.


Current/renewing members should visit the Membership Page for more information about renewing your membership; new veterinary or affiliate members may apply at any time. We look forward to your participation and contribution to the organization!

Ceva sponsors Behavior Advocate Symposiums at various locations throughout the year. Each symposium is an all-day class taught by a qualified Veterinary Behavior Technician. Technicians attending the class get a free one year membership to SVBT. We are happy to announce that Ceva is now offering veterinarians a free one year membership to AVSAB for attending one of their symposiums. Click here for upcoming dates and locations (under State and Regional Conferences)



Check out our blog. Written/Compiled by Dr. Megan Maxwell, CAAB, the blog covers a variety of behavior topics including bark parks, the use of positive reinforcement, and teaching the use of the Freedom Harness.