New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA


Lecturer, Clinical Small Animal Behavior and Welfare, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Clinical Specialties: Companion animal behavior medicine, chronic pain, emotional disorders, canine behavior, feline behavior
Research Areas: Effect of chronic pain on behavior, influence of pain on emotions, inflammatory mediators and behavior, cognition
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Effect of chronic pain, such as osteoarthritis, on behavior in patients with and without underlying anxieties; how the pain pathway is influenced, if any, by emotional disorders characterized by dysregulated noradrenaline and serotonin systems; can inflammatory mediators predict behavioral problems and/or outcomes of behavioral treatment; cognitive effects of prolonged anesthesia on geriatric patients; protective effects of dexmedetomidine and/or fatty acids on cognition.

Companion animal behavior medicine, chronic pain, emotional disorders

Provoost, L. R. Animal behavior case of the month Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 257: 277-282, 2020.

Provoost, L., Siracusa, C., Stefanovski, D., Che, Y., Li, M., Casal, M. Cognitive abilities of dogs with mucopolysaccharidosis i: learning and memory Animals (Basel) 10: , 2020.

Provoost, LR, Casal, M, Siracusa, C Evaluating cognitive ability in the domestic dog, a review of learning, memory and attention CAB Reviews 13: 1-8, 2018.

Siracusa, Carlo, Provoost, Lena, Reisner, Ilana R Dog-and owner-related risk factors for consideration of euthanasia or rehoming before a referral behavioral consultation and for euthanizing or rehoming the dog after the consultation Journal of Veterinary Behavior 22: 46-56, 2017.

Siracusa, C, Provoost, LR The advantages and disadvantages of confining cats indoors CAB Reviews 11: 1-6, 2016.

DVM (Veterinary Medicine) Western University of Health Sciences, 2014

VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Westbury, NY (2014 to 2015)
Small Animal Rotating Internship

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2015 to 2016)
Small Animal Behavior Medicine Specialty Intern

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (2019 to 2021)
Residency, Small Animal Behavior Medicine