Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS
Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Professor, Section Head and Program Director,
Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences
Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world's most noted and celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He grew-up in England and trained to be a vet in Scotland. At the age of 26, he became the youngest veterinary faculty member in Britain. It was at that time that Dr. Dodman began specializing in surgery and anesthesiology.
In 1981, Dr. Dodman immigrated to the United States where he became a faculty member of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after his arrival, Dr. Dodman became interested in behavioral pharmacology and the field of animal behavior. After spending several years in this area of research, he founded the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts - one of the first of its kind - in 1986. He received additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 1996. Dr. Dodman began seeing clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990, he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.
Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written 5 highly acclaimed books that have received a tremendous amount of national press. His first book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much (Bantam Books, 1995), was an unqualified success selling 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 again a bestseller while If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002) was listed as one of the top 5 dog books by the Wall Street Journal. Most recently Dr. Dodman wrote The Well-Adjusted Dog, an account of the methods he employs in his clinical practice to keep dogs mentally happy and healthy. In addition to these books, Dr. Dodman has contributed to and edited 2 books for Tufts vet school, one called Puppy’s First Steps for new puppy owners, for owners of dogs less than 1 year of age, and one called Good Old Dog, for owners of elderly dogs (over 7 years).
Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field. In addition to his 5 trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 150 scientific articles and books chapters. He appears regularly on radio and television including: 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, the BBC and CBC, CNN's Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR's "Fresh Air" and A&E. He is an ad hoc guest on WBUR's "Here & Now."
A former senior editor for PetPlace.com, Dr. Dodman is currently a columnist and blogger for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. He also writes a blog for Victoria Stillwell's website, Positively.Com and for DogStarDaily.Com.
Dr. Dodman a consultant and official national spokesman for Zero Odor LLC and an advisory board member of PTV Media Ltd. He is also a leadership council member of the Humane Society Veterinary medical Association (HSVMA) and founder member of Veterinarians for Animal Welfare (vetsforequinewelfare.org).
Dr. Dodman graduated from Glasgow University Veterinary School in Scotland where he received a BVMS (DVM equivalent). He was a surgical intern at the Glasgow Veterinary School before joining the faculty. He received a Diploma in Veterinary Anesthesia from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.
He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists.