Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
Dr. Overall, faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, has given hundreds of national and international presentations on behavioral medicine. She is diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behavior (ACVB) and is board-certified by the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) as an Applied Animal Behaviorist.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Feb 01, 2005
In the clinical research on human patient populations, the data suggest that the fastest way to induce and reinforce pathological panic is to remove any opportunity for self-control.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2005
Body posture in dogs is an easy factor to assess in the signaling repertoire, but we too often ignore it. This quick tour through some common postures involving stance will help you understand what dogs are communicating and what their next movement might be.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2004
So, for all the pets who suffer, here's the take home message: Storm and noise phobias are emergencies.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2004
No signaling or communication system in social animals is simple. The main reason this is so involves context.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2004
As practitioners learn how important canine and feline social interactions and cognition are, they ask questions about how they can better understand the interactions and their outcomes. The key to understanding interaction is through signaling.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2003
Last month, we discussed the history and treatment for Hoova, an 18-month-old female Shepherd mix, who was euthanized for her aggressive behaviors.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2003
This is the story of two very different canine patients who met the same end: their people had them euthanized because of their behaviors.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2003
Within a few months, Solo's separation anxiety had decreased and he could be left alone for an hour or so. As often happens with rescued dogs, he had also begun to show some other, less savory behaviors.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2003
This column outlines the course of treatment for a dog who has been a patient for 2.5 years. It demonstrates the complexity of behavioral cases and as well as this client's understanding, tenacity and compassion. It also demonstrates the capacity of these distressed dogs to become more than we could ever have guessed.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2003
This column illustrates the importance of addressing anxiety disorders as soon as they appear. Many people choose to "manage", rather than truly treat these conditions in the early stages because it is easier for the clients to live with some aspect of the problem under the new management regime.
- Sep 01, 2002
Dr. Karen Overall helps pinpoint the cognitive changes dogs and cats experience as they grow older and offer insight in the challenges of diagnosing and managing such cases.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2002
Last month (p. 20S) this column introduced the case of a 5-year-old rescued German Shepherd that became fearful.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2002
This column deals with a fairly typical client concern, a rescued dog that becomes fearful. In the first of this two-part series, I will focus on the history and diagnosis. The second part will concentrate on treatment.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2002
Dr. Karen Overall prepares practitioners to handle common behavior problems of pets so they can offer training advice to clients.