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

Welcome to AVSAB

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce the passing of beloved veterinarian and behaviorist, Dr. Sophia Yin. Sophia brought the idea of compassionate training and communication with our pets to many of us in the field and to the public. She instrumental in helping to counter those who were espousing aversive, punishment based training techniques. She will be greatly missed by her friends, family and supporters. God Speed Sophia.

If you are an AVSAB member, and would like to post a memorial comment, you can go to the thread "Memorials for Sophia" and add your comments. 

Dr. John Ciribassi

President, 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.


Welcome to our new website!  We've made quite a few revisions and we are working to eliminate any problems you might experience while navigating through the information included here.  Please let us know if you run into any issues and we'll address them as quickly as we can.  

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!