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Victoria Voith, DVM, MSc,MA, PhD, DACVB

Professor, Animal Behavior

College of Veterinary Medicine

E-Mail: vvoith@westernu.edu

Phone: 469-5327

Join year: July, 2004


PhD, Neuroanatomy/Animal Behavior, University of California, Davis, CA 1982 MA, Department of Psychology, Experimental and Comparative Psychology 1975 MSc, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Ohio State University 1970 DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University 1968

Professional Experience

Dr. Voith has enjoyed a variety of experiences in veterinary medicine: teaching at universities, research scientist, specialty private practice, author, speaker, and shelter veterinarian. The common theme of all of these venues has been human and animal behavior. She is one of the pioneers in the fields of applied animal and veterinary medical behavior.

Teaching Experience

Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, July 2004 to present


Teach what you love, share your passion with undergraduates as well as graduate students, set high standards but not intimidate, encourage questions and remain compassionate.

Research Interest

•Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis's response to stress •Aggressive Behavior •Separation Distress and Depression in Social Animals •Human-Animal Bond

Comparison of Visual and DNA Identification of Breeds of Dogs


Dr Voith is a charter diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Behavior.