Behavior in motion and what it means for the profession

Anthropomorphism can be taken too far (this overly hip cat would likely agree), but that doesn’t mean a total void of emotional response is the way to go, either. Bigstock/grooveriderz
Ever wonder why we talk about veterinary behavior instead of psychology? As a fetal veterinarian with a fresh processor, you might recall wondering why we preferred the term. At the time, we were given some variation on this explanation:

In clinical pet medicine, examining how animals outwardly behave in the context of their human-centric environment is the critical focus, which explains how “veterinary behavior medicine” came to dominate the veterinary lexicon. Pointedly avoiding the word “psychology” in our discussions of such was crucial for ...


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