Continuing Education

Insights into Behavior

Office of Public Engagement

3505 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building, MC-002
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
P: (217) 333-2907
F: (217) 333-4628

Lawrence D. Firkins, DVM, MS, MBA Associate Dean for Public Engagement

Join Dr. Katherine Houpt for a virtual webinar series on animal behavior. Insights into Behavior will offer three sessions focused on the topics of separation anxiety, canine aggression, and equine behavior.

Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with Dr. Houpt at the conclusion of each session and will leave with potential treatment options that can be applied to everyday life scenarios.

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Dr. Katherine Houpt with Horse

Dr. Katherine Houpt
James Law Professor Emeritus, Section of Behavior Medicine
Cornell University





  • Attendees must register for each session separately.

    • Insights into Behavior: Separation Anxiety
      Thursday, July 1, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT
      The risk factors for separation anxiety will be listed as well as the ways of differentiating separation anxiety from other behaviors. Treatment of separation anxiety includes both behavior modification and use of psychopharmacological agents.
    • Insights into Behavior: Canine Aggression
      Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. CDT
      Canine aggression is the most common behavior problem of dogs. The aggression can be directed to people or dogs, both familiar and unfamiliar. The ways in which injury can be prevented will be presented as well as training methods and medications to help dogs be less likely to bite.
    • Insights into Behavior: Horse Behavior Problems
      Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CDT
      Fear of veterinarians is the most common equine behavior problem. Other problems include aggression to people and to other horses and problems with over-attachment to another horse.  Management training and medications for these problems will be offered.

    Virtual Platform

    Each Insights into Behavior session will be held virtually. Additional information for the virtual platform will be emailed to registrants closer to the session date.

    Continuing Education

    Veterinarians who attend the entire session will be able to earn 1 hour of CE per session. Participants will receive continuing education verification at the end of the event. No partial CE will be awarded.

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    Participants must pre-register for each session.

    Registration Fee

    Registration for each session is $45.

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds, less a 10 percent cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by two days prior to the event date. Written cancellation should be sent to Registrations are transferable. Refunds will not be made within two days of the event date. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Questions, email the Office of Public Engagement at  or call 217-333-2907.