Dog training and Pet Behavior Experts
Louisa Beal, DVM

Louisa Beal, DVM is a veterinarian with a passion for helping owners solve behavior problems with their pets. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 1984.

Louisa’s deep respect for all animals from an early age led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her keen interest in animal behavior drove her to complete behavior externships with three of the top animal behaviorists in the nation, at University of Pennsylvania Behavior Clinic with Victoria Voith, Animal Behavior Consultants with Peter Borchelt, and Cornell University Behavior Clinic with Katherine Houpt. At that time, there was no board certification for veterinary behavior.

Louisa practiced general medicine and behavior as owner of Brown’s Point Veterinary Clinic for ten years before selling the practice to found Veterinary Behavior Consultations in 1996. She was an instructor in the Veterinary Assistant Program at Renton Technical College for more than ten years. Louisa now devotes her entire practice to behavior, seeing clients through Companion Animal Solutions.

Louisa provides in-home consultations for behavior and behavioral medicine for cases referred by veterinarians and animal behavior consultants throughout the Puget Sound. She also confers with Companion Animal Solutions client’s veterinarians on the use of behavioral medication. She is a sought after speaker on the topic of veterinary behavior, and enjoys meeting with local veterinary professionals to discuss topics such as low-stress and force-free veterinary practice.

Louisa is not just an expert in veterinary behavior and medication, but also an accomplished dog trainer. She clicker trained and competed in Obedience and Canine Musical Freestyle with her dogs Loki and Paxil.  Both dogs earned the Companion Dog (CD) title for Obedience.

Louisa provides Full Behavior Consultations to clients referred by their veterinarian and Behavioral Medication Consultations to clients already working a behavior modification program and referred by a qualified behavior consultant.  She covers the greater Puget Sound area.

Hobbes is doing wonderfully well these days.  The behavioral issues are managed, and his ‘outbursts’ are uncommon and are predictable.  We have found that he responds aggressively to things that touch or itch him when he doesn’t expect it.  I think we have all of our issues under control.  We understand we have a difficult dog, but we also see his loving, playful side, and we are happy he is part of our family.  Thank you very much for helping us with him, Dr. Beal.  It has made all the
difference.

R.R. - Tacoma

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