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Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Professor, Section Head and Program Director, Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in North Grafton, will be holding a book signing and answering questions at the Pet Rock Festival this Sunday. Dr. Dodman is sponsored by and will be located at the Savers Bank table at the information tent.

Dr. 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. 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.

“We are so honored that Dr. Dodman is a guest at Pet Rock this year!” stated Jeannie Hebert, and Charlene Arsenault, the two founding partners of this event. “It is always our mission to bring good and sound information that is helpful to the owners of the companion animals that attend the festival. And who better to do that than Dr. Dodman?”

Dr. Dodman has written 5 highly acclaimed books that have received a tremendous amount of national press and have been highly acclaimed. His first and second books, The Dog Who Loved Too Much and Cat Who Cried for Help sold more than 100,000 copies. 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. 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, 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.”


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