N. Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic

8705 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6Z1

(905)881-2922

www.northtorontovets.com

We're here for your pet and you. We know how challenging it can be.

We help pets who struggle with emotional and mental disoders. We help owners understand and help their pets. You are not alone; we can help. 

We offer evidence-based and up to date management of all behaviour probelms in pets. We will be with you each step of the way. We've seen thousands of pets with all possible problems. We follow scientific approaches, providing emotional, mental, and medical care. We know how hard it can be and sometimes appear hopeless. Contact us and see how we can help.

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North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic offers behaviour consultations on a referral basis. Dr. Sagi Denenberg is a board-certified veterinary behaviourists with specialist credentialing from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB), the European College of Animal Welfare and Behavioural Medicine. He 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. 

animal psychiatrist bannerDr. 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.

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