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November 15 meeting :: Separation Anxiety and Noise Phobia

  • 11/15/2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Pinery Park Lodge, 2301 De Hoop Ave, Wyoming, MI 49509


Presented by Dr. Hopfensberger, DVM, DACVB from MSU VTH
This meeting is generously sponsored by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 13, 2018. 
If you have difficulty registering for the meeting please email
Map and directions to Pinery Park Lodge at

**We have now opened up this meeting to veterinary technicians as well as veterinarians!  Please email if you are for any reason unable to come prior to Nov. 14, 2018.

A Combustible Combination:  Co-Morbid Separation Anxiety and Noise Phobia

Noise / storm phobia and separation anxiety are very tightly related
diagnoses. More than 80% of the times, a dog with one of these diagnosis
also has the other diagnosis. This talk is focused on practical management
strategies of these common disorders as stand alone and dual diagnoses.

Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, DACVB
Dr. Hopfensperger is one of two board certified veterinary behaviorists in
Michigan. She has a bachelors degree from the University of Michigan and
graduated with honors from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan
State University. She was a small animal general practice veterinarian in
northern Michigan before returning to academia to pursue her passion for
behavior. She completed a non-traditional residency, spending time at
North Carolina State University and MSU. She taught general medicine and
surgery at MSU from 2013-2018. As of spring 2018, she is exclusively
focused on behavioral medicine. Her areas of interesest are behavioral
pharmacology, aggression, and feline inappropriate urination. Her
household includes a human son, two cats, two dogs, two parakeets, and a
rabbit, most of whom were adopted from Michigan shelters.

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