Downeast Dog News

Veterinary Behaviorist

By Christine D. Calder DVM DACVB

A graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Calder has lived and practiced veterinary medicine in both her home state of New Jersey and Maine for many years.

In addition to general practice, Dr. Calder has worked at the San Francisco SPCA, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Most recently, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Community Veterinary Services and Veterinary Behavior at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health Center. Dr. Calder is the past Director of Behavior Services at Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, ME.

As a general practitioner, she has always had an interest in animal behavior especially clinical veterinary behavior and in 2016, she finished a residency with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. In 2017, she became a Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (DACVB). Dr. Calder’s special interest is in shelter behavior, feline behavior, and shy/ fearful dogs.

Dr. Calder, as the only board-certified veterinary behaviorist in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Upstate New York, welcomes patients from all over the New England area.



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