Treating Dog-Human Aggression. What do you say to the dog owner whose dog growls at her grandkids or bit a neighbor? Learn how to handle these tough situations. Managing Dogs and Cats who Hate the Vet. Most of our patients are stressed at the veterinarian’s office. Are you searching for safe ways that go beyond sedation, to alleviate that stress? If so, this session is for you! Treating Separation Anxiety. Do you want to treat separation anxiety, but are unsure how to make this work when you rely mostly on your support staff and time is of the essence? In this lecture, an outline for treating separation anxiety cases will be presented. Urine Trouble: A Practical Way to Look at Behavioral Periuria. Are feline elimination cases still giving you headaches? Are you experiencing challenges working through the cases within the confines of primary care? This session will break down the diagnosis and treatment of (feline elimination) cases like these in a way that fits with the primary care scheduling constraints, while not sacrificing great outcomes. Aging Gracefully – Cognitive Dysfunction Update (CDS). As our patients age, there is a higher likelihood of seeing dogs and cats with CDS. Attendees will learn the latest and greatest prevention and treatment of CDS in dogs and cats.
Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She completed a 3-year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and passed the board examination later that year. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row.
In 2005, Dr. Radosta went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana to volunteer in the efforts to help animals stranded by Hurricane Katrina. She has owned Florida Veterinary Behavior Service since 2007.
Dr. Radosta is an internationally known speaker. She has written chapters for textbooks including Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat; Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Canine and Feline and Small Animal Pediatrics.
She has published scientific research articles in Journal of Applied Animal Behavior Science, The Veterinary Journal and the Journal of Veterinary Behavior and written review articles for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Compendium, NAVC Clinician’s Brief and AAHA Newstat. She is the section editor for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. She serves on the Fear Free Advisory Board and the AAHA Behavior Management Task Force.
Interviews with Dr. Radosta have been published in: Cat Fancy, Dog Fancy, Palm Beach Post, NAVC Clinician’s Brief, Sun Sentinel, Washington Post, Real Simple, WebMD and AAHA News Stat. She has appeared on Lifetime television, Laurie Live, News Channel 25 (West Palm Beach, WPBF), Mitch Wilder's Amazing Pet Discoveries, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet, News Channel 10 (Miami, ABC), and Steve Dale's Pet Talk. She podcasts for VetGirl.
Dr. Radosta has participated in tracking, obedience, herding and therapy dog work with personal dogs--always Rottweilers. Currently, she shares her life with a wonderful husband, Scott and her daughter, Isabella as well as Maverick, her Labrador Retriever and Chewie her cat.