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Behavior Service

Our board-certified animal behaviorist at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts offers consultations and training for all dog and cat behavioral issues. Dr. Borns-Weil also provides advice on common behavioral issues on this site.

Meet Our Board-Certified Behaviorist

Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, ACVB

Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, DACVB

Dr. Stephanie Borns-Weil received her DVM from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB). She currently teaches Clinical Animal Behavior at Cummings School and writes and lectures to both veterinary and lay audiences on topics including aggression, inappropriate elimination, fears and phobias and compulsive behaviors. While her primary focus at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center is dogs and cats, she also treats birds, horses, rabbits and ferrets and consults with institutions such as zoos and aquaria about captive wild animal problems.

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Consultations and Training

Behavior consultations are one and a half to two hours in length with Dr. Borns-Weil at the Behavior Service

What to Expect

During the consultation, the veterinarian will review the questionnaire about your pet, gather additional details about your concerns and discuss the diagnosis and treatment in depth.

What to Expect

Learn more about what to expect when you bring your pet to the Behavior Service

Consultations and Training Information

Contact Us

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Contact Us

Call to make an appointment, but be sure you fill out all of the forms first! 


Prepare for your Appointment

At the Behavior Service, we want you to have the most productive and efficient visit as possible. To help make this happen, we have a few requests for you.

Steps to Prepare for Your Appointment

By taking the steps we have outlined, it allows for the most productive session and the best possible outcome.

Preparing for your Visit

Need help training your pet?

We offer individual training services for clients of the Behavior Service. We can work on all aspects of the animal’s treatment plan, from training your pet to helping them become desensitized to triggers.

Puzzle Toys

Find recommendations from our board-certified animal behaviorist for puzzle toys suitable for your cat or dog

Puzzle Toys for Dogs

Toys we recommend that will engage and enrich your dog.

Puzzle Toys for Cats

Toys we recommend to stimulate and engage your cat