25th November 2005
ANIMAL EXPERT IS FIRST IN
Animal behaviourist at the
Dr Levine who joined the university in August 2004 as a Researcher in Companion Animal Behaviour recently sat a two-day American Boards examination passing with flying colours.
Dr Levine studied Biology at the
After graduating she completed a one-year internship at a companion animal
medical and surgical referral practice in
Speaking of her achievement Dr Levine said: “I’m delighted to have passed the exam and it’s an honour to be one of just a handful of veterinarians to be awarded diplomat status in animal behaviour.
“I initially applied for the job at the
“There is very supportive academic environment here at the university and there are plenty of learning and research opportunities.”
Dr Levine is currently doing a one-year follow up study which investigated using CD based firework sounds to treat dogs that were fearful of real firework exposures.
Her research interests include inter-cat aggression, parrot behaviour, attitudes of veterinary students towards farm animal welfare and firework phobia in dogs.
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