Dr. Sara Bennett

Veterinary Behavior Specialist

Dr. Sara Bennett
Dr. Sara Bennett received her DVM degree in 2006 from Purdue University. She spent three years as an associate veterinarian in general practice in the Evansville area before returning to Purdue to complete a residency in animal behavior and a Master of Science degree. She obtained certification as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2012. After becoming board-certified, she practiced veterinary behavior in the Chicago area until returning to the tri-state area in 2015.

Dr. Bennett is a courtesy lecturer for the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and co-instructor for the university’s online learning course "Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare," one of three core courses in the online Maddie's Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine Program.

In her behavior consultations, she addresses a variety of behavior problems and behavioral disorders, including aggression, house-soiling, compulsive disorder, fears and phobias, and behavior problems associated with aging across a wide range of species. She particularly enjoys addressing problem behavior in shelter and rescue animals in order to make these pets more adoptable, strengthen the budding human-animal bond and help keep these animals in their new homes.

Saturday, July 15, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
More Purrs, Less Stress: Effective Stress-Reduction Techniques for Cats in Shelters