Board Member: Nicholas H. Dodman
One of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists, Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS MRCVS DVA DACVA DACVB, is a professor, section head, and the program director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, Massachusetts. In 2016, he was honored as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Dodman is a co-founder and is currently the Executive Vice President of Saving Baby Equine Charity.
A founding member of Vets for Equine Welfare and a member of the leadership council of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Dodman has written five books for the lay public. His first book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much (Bantam Books, 1995), sold more than 100,000 copies, as did his second book, The Cat Who Cried for Help (Bantam Books, 1997). His third book, Dogs Behaving Badly (Bantam Books, 1999) was also a bestseller. In addition, he wrote If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002), recently released as a trade paperback. His latest book, The Well-Adjusted Dog (Hougton Mifflin Co., 2008) was released in July of 2008.
A strong advocate for equines and all animals, Dr. Dodman has testified before a Congressional committee about the inhumanity of horse slaughter and has assisted New Mexico Senator Tom Udall’s office with legislature to prevent wild horses from being captured from the Nevada range.
Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field. In addition to his five trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 100 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals. He appears regularly on television and radio including: 20/20, Oprah, NBC’s Today show, Good Morning America, Dateline, ABC’s World News Tonight, the Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, the BBC and CBC, CNN's Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NPR's Fresh Air and A&E. He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR's Here & Now.
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