Why Choose TEAM?
Board-Certified Veterinary Behaviorist
Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior
Fear Free Certified Professionals
Certified Dog Trainer
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, Diplomate Of The American College Of Veterinary Behaviorists
Dr. Martin is a board certified veterinary behaviorist 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. Dr. Martin is a Fear Free Certified Professional Level 3 and the owner of the first veterinary behavior specialty practice to become a Fear Free Certified® Practice.
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)
Debbie is a Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (Behavior), Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner, Karen Pryor Academy Faculty Emeritus, and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. She is also honored to be a part of Clicker Expo Faculty. Debbie obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology from The Ohio State University. She 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 board member for The Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicans and a professional member of the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. Debbie is a Elite Fear Free Certified® Professional.
Debbie is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally at veterinary conferences and in the animal training world. Debbie is a published author and her writing has been featured in professional journals including, American Veterinarian and Today's Veterinary Technician. Dr. Martin and Debbie are Subject Matter Experts for Fear Free Pets.
What People Say
Martin DA. “The Veterinary Technician’s Role In Implementing Fear Free.” Today’s Veterinary Technician, July/August 2017.
Martin DA. “Technician Driven Preventive Behavior Services” Today’s Veterinary Technician, July/August 2017.
Martin KM. “Chapter 56, Housetraining a Puppy; Chapter 80, Puppy Behavior Problems; Chapter 81, Starting Puppies Off Right. Handouts: Socialization; Teaching a Puppy to Eliminate Outdoors, Puppy Housetraining Activity Log.” In Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior. Debra F. Horwitz (Editor), Jacqueline C. Neilson (Editor). Publication set for 2017.
Martin DA. “Where’s the Potty? How to House Train Your Puppy.” Pages 116-121 In Better Together: The Collected Wisdom of Modern Dog Trainers. Editor Ken Ramirez. Sunshine Books, Inc, 2017.
Martin KM and Martin DA. “The Keys to Kitten Socialization.” American Veterinarian. February 2017.
Martin DA. “Puppies for the Holidays: Keeping Them Fear Free” Today’s Veterinary Technician, January, 2017.
Martin KM and Martin DA. “Canine Socialization: More than meets the eye!” American Veterinarian. December 2016.
Martin KM, Martin DA, and Becker M. Fear Free Foundation for Kittens & Puppies: Setting Up Cats & Dogs for a Fear Free Lifetime by Employing Proactive, Protective, and Preventive Care Strategies Early in Life, online course through fearfreepets.com. December 2016.
Bell EC and Martin KM. 2016. “Aggression, Intercat Aggression.” Editor G. Landsberg. In The 5 Minute Veterinary Consult – Canine and Feline, 6th Edition. Larry P. Tilley (Editor), Francis W. K. Smith Jr. (Editor). Publisher, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Martin KM. Animal Behavior Case of the Month. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. November 15, 2015, Vol. 247, No. 10, Pages 1109-1112.
Martin KM. Animal Behavior Case of the Month. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. July 15, 2015, Vol. 247, No. 2, Pages 156-158.
Shaw JK and Martin DA (editors). Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
Martin KM and Martin DA. "Role of the Veterinary Technician in Animal Behavior." Chapter 1 in Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Eds. Shaw JK and Martin DA. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
Martin DA. “Feline Behavior and Development.” Chapter 3 in Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Eds. Shaw JK and Martin DA. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
Martin DA, Campbell LM, and Ritchie MR. “Problem Prevention.” Chapter 7 in Canine and Feline Behavior for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Eds. Shaw JK and Martin DA. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015.
Martin KM, Martin DA, Shaw JK. “Small Animal Behavioral Triage – A Guide for Practitioners.” In. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice –Behavior. Elsevier Saunders, May 2014.
Martin KM and Martin DA. Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. Kindle version, 2012.
Martin KM and Martin DA. Puppy Start Right Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. Sunshine Books, Waltham, MA. Second Edition, 2011.
Martin KM and Martin DA. "The Cure for Problem Behavior" in Austin Pet Directory Magazine, Issue 12, Volume 10: December 15, 2011/January 15, 2012, pages 10-11.
Martin KM. "Train Your Furniture-Scratching Cat To A Scratching Post." May 21, 2010. Online article available at - www.MyPetsDoctor.com
Martin KM. "Effect of Clomipramine on the Electrocardiogram and Serum Thyroid Concentrations of Healthy Cats." Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. Volume 5, Issue 3. May-June 2010. pp. 123-129.
Martin DA. "Case Report: Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS) in a Geriatric Cat." The Behavior Perspective, Vol 9, Issue 4, pp. 3, 6, 8-9.
Martin KM and Martin DA. Puppy Start Right: Foundation Training for the Companion Dog. Veterinary Behavior Consultations: Self Published. 196 pages.
Martin DA. "Ask the TECHspert: Feline Psychogenic Alopecia." Veterinary Technician, Vol 29, No 8, August Issue, pp. 484-487.
Martin KM. 2006. "Psittacine Behavioral Pharmacology." In: Manual of Parrot Behavior, ed. AU Luescher, Iowa: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 267-279.
Martin KM. 2005. "When Dogs Fight: Sibling Rivalry, Part 2." Animal Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 6, pp. 6-8.
Martin KM. 2005. "When Dogs Fight: Sibling Rivalry, Part 1." Animal Magazine, Vol 2, Issue 5, pp. 6-8.
Puppel DA. 2005. "Preventing Puppies from Fearing the Clinic." Veterinary Technician. Vol 26, No 7, July Issue, pp. 484-487.