North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic welcomes you!
We are still open and seeing cases. Please note that given the current restrictions we have changed our schedule to fulfill the requirement of physical distancing and safety. We are also offering consultation via video conferencing for owners who wish to stay at home. Please call us for more information.
North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic offers behaviour consultations on a referral basis. Drs. Denenberg and Landsberg are board-certified veterinary behaviourists with specialist credentialing from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) and the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine (ECAWBM). Please note that Dr. Landsberg is not currently available for new cases.
Dr. Sagi Denenberg DVM, MRCVS, Dip. ACVB, Dip ECAWBM is also a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Behavioural Medicine in the UK. Dr. Denenberg sees clinical cases in Ontario, as well as mentoring students and residents. Dr. Denenberg also works for the University of Bristol, England where he provided behaviour consultations, teaching students, and engaged in research.
Dr. Denenberg's new book has now been published. The book offers clinician, residents, students, and scientists insight into the world or mental and emotional disorders in dogs and cats.
What is a Veterinary Psychiatrist?
There can be major differences in the background, training and expertise of those providing behavioural advice. The veterinary psychiatrist/behaviourist must first be a graduate of an accredited veterinary college. A veterinary degree ensures a comprehensive background in anatomy, neurology, physiology, medicine, and pharmacology, as well as the type of medical problems that might affect the behaviour of the pet. The veterinary psychiatrist must also receive training in normal species-typical behaviour, comparative animal behaviour, the principles of learning and behaviour modification, abnormal behaviour, psychopharmacology and the effects of disease on behaviour, and must work for at least three years seeing cases under the mentorship of a board-certified behaviourist. Publications, presentations to other veterinarians, case histories and a four-part examination are all then required to achieve board certification (see www.dacvb.org and www.ecawbm.com for details). In short, the veterinary psychiatrist has a unique combination of education and training, clinical expertise and medical knowledge to be able to diagnose and design a treatment program for your pet’s behaviour problem.
Can we help?
If you have a pet who struggles with emotional or mental problems that you would like to have seen at our clinic, please review our website to find out more about our services and then contact our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 905-881-2752 to get a quotation and to schedule your appointment. Please be certain to download the behaviour forms prior to your appointment so that you and your veterinarian can have them completed and returned at least FOUR days prior to your consultation. Following your visit, both you and your veterinarian will receive a case summary for your records.
Our clinic is a shared location with the Doncaster Animal Clinic at 99 Henderson Avenue in Thornhill.