Behavior Medicine

Best of Philly 2013Voted "Best of Philly-2013 for Puppy Training", the Behavior Medicine Clinic at Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital is dedicated to helping pets and their owners live together comfortably and safely.

Our clinical team members are well qualified and experienced in addressing behavior problems with an approach that combines skills from the fields of behavioral medicine and other branches of veterinary medicine. We use a rigorous scientific approach to understand the regulating mechanisms behind animal behavior and its pathologies. This approach allows us to deliver an effective and welfare-friendly behavior treatment.

We see cats and dogs of all ages for behavior problems, ranging from house-training and litter box problems and destructive or self-injurious activity, to aggression towards people or towards other animals.

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About Our Service

What can you expect once you make an appointment with the Behavior Medicine team? You'll learn more about how to prepare for your visit and meet our team.

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Behavior Medicine offers resources to clients on how to train and live with companion animals. Know what you can do on your own and when it's time to call the experts.

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Our Research

What makes us different is that we are always looking into the "why" of behavior. A deeper understanding of both the physiological and emotional basis of behavior can help address issues that may seem insurmountable.

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Behavior Medicine in the News

Because of Dr. Carlo Siracusa's expertise in companion animal behavior, he is often sought out by both regional and national news media.