Nicholas H. Dodman, BVMS, MRCVS, DACVB


Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman is one of the world’s most celebrated veterinary behaviorists. He is Professor, Section Head and Program Director, Animal Behavior Department of Clinical Sciences Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, North Grafton, Massachusetts. Dr. Dodman 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. It was at that time that Dr. Dodman began specializing in surgery and anesthesiology.

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 – one of the first of its kind – at Tufts in 1986. He received an additional board certification in animal behavior from the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr. Dodman began to see clinical cases in 1987 and since 1990; he has devoted all of his time to his specialty practice of animal behavior.

Since the mid 1990s, Dr. Dodman has written four acclaimed bestselling books that have received a tremendous amount of national press. His first book, The Dog Who Loved Too Much (Bantam Books, 1995), was an unqualified success selling more than 100,000 copies as did his second book, The Cat Who Cried for Help (Bantam Books, 1997). His third book, Dogs Behaving Badly (Bantam Books, 1999) was again a bestseller while his latest, If Only They Could Speak (W.W. Norton & Co., 2002) is about to be re-released as a trade paperback. His latest book, The Well-Adjusted Dog should be a bible for dog owners everywhere.

Dr. Dodman is internationally recognized and sought after as a leader in his field.  In addition to his four trade books, he has authored two textbooks and more than 100 articles and contributions to scientific books and journals.  He also holds 10 US Patents for various inventions related to the control of animal behavior. Dr. Dodman appears regularly on radio and television including 20/20, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Dateline, World News with Peter Jennings, Martha Stewart Living, Discovery Channel, NOVA, Animal Planet, Fox TV, the BBC and CBC, CNN’s Headline News, Inside Edition, MSNBC, NOVA, NPR’s “Fresh Air” and A&E. In addition, Dr. Dodman is a columnist for the Martha Stewart’s Whole Living and Veterinary Practice News.