Why Choose TEAM?

Why choose TEAM for your education in Animal Behavior?

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  • Veterinary Technician Specialist in BehaviorCheck Mark
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When professionals, such as animal trainers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and behavior specialists work together, they can provide exemplary care to pets and pet owners!

TEAM is comprised of a unique set of veterinary professionals and trainers. Our goal is to share our experience and knowledge with others; thereby directly and indirectly fostering and enhancing the human-animal bond. As the world of animal behavior and training is constantly evolving with new research and information we strive to keep you abreast on current proven methods as well as evaluate new information from an objective perspective.    

Kenneth Martin, DVM, Dipl. ACVB

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Dr. Martin is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and a licensed practicing veterinarian in the great state of Texas. He completed a clinical behavioral medicine residency at Purdue University's Animal Behavior Clinic under the mentorship of Dr. Andrew Luescher PhD, DVM, DACVB in 2004 and graduated from Louisiana State University - School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He was invited to join Phi Zeta, the honor society of veterinary medicine, while at Purdue University.  

Dr. Martin’s professional interests include behavioral development, cognition/learning, psychopharmacology, conflict related (owner directed) aggression, and alternative medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on animal behavior disorders and teaches a small animal behavior course for veterinary students at Louisiana State University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

He is a published author in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research and has contributions to the texts Manual of Parrot Behavior, Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice –Behavior, and Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses.  Dr. Kenneth Martin and Debbie Martin co-authored Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog book and the acclaimed Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course

Debbie Martin, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, LVT, VTS (Behavior)

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Debbie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (Behavior), Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Member, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. With interest in child development, Debbie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University. Debbie then went on to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College. She has been a full-time registered/licensed veterinary technician since 1996 and has been the Animal Behavior Technician for Veterinary Behavior Consultations since 2005. She is a member of The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Debbie is a frequent lecturer at veterinary conferences and speaks internationally in the dog training world, including ClickerExpo. Debbie is a published author and her writing has been featured in the Veterinary Technician journal. She is co-editor and a contributing author to the text Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses and Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice –Behavior. Debbie Martin and Dr. Martin co-authored Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog book and the acclaimed Karen Pryor Academy Puppy Start Right for Instructors Course