Thu, 16 December 2010
This week, we welcome Dr. Christopher Pachel, a veterinary behaviorist in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pachel discusses common behavior issues, prevention and the need for understanding canine body language, the relationship between behavior and illness, and puppy socialization.
Dr. Chris Pachel graduated from veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in 2002. After working as a general practice veterinarian for two years, he completed one year of residency training in veterinary behavior at the University of Minnesota and then an additional 3.5 years of supervised mentorship with Dr. Jacqui Neilson at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, OR. Dr. Pachel has practiced in the field of veterinary behavior since 2004 and has run a successful housecall behavior practice in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since 2005 and recently relocated to Portland, OR to join the staff of Animal Behavior Clinic.
His approach to behavioral therapy combines learning theory, medical training and experience with compassion and effective communication to create a balanced treatment plan that is tailored to the individual patient's needs. Dr. Pachel's approach emphasizes the importance of the human animal bond and the role that companion animals play in the lives of their families.