Calder Veterinary Behavior Services

Maine , ME 04061



About Us


What is a veterinary behaviorist?

Veterinary behaviorist is trained to evaluate both your pets mental and physical health. Both a veterinarian and a specialist, these veterinarians have extensive knowledge about medications to help improve your pet’s behavioral health and overall well-being. Veterinarians that are board certified are called Diplomates. Dr. Christine Calder is a veterinarian and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

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What is an LVT?

Veterinary technicians often work along side veterinarians to help care for your pet’s health and well-being. Many technicians have an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology. In order to be a LVT or Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), they must pass a credential examination in each state they are licensed and keep up to date with continuing education. Pat Koven is an LVT.

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What is a KPA-CTP?

KPA-CTP means Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner. A graduate of the Dog Training Professional Program, KPA-CTPs receive training to learn how to teach your pets and their people. When it comes to training and behavior modification, you are the actual trainer. Also- It is not just about the dogs, KPA-CTP’s are knowledgeable about learning is all species of animals. Pat Koven is an LVT and KPA-CTP.  Brittany Linkenheimer and Ben Bricker are both KPA-CTPs

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