Katherine Houpt, V.M.D, Ph.D., received her veterinary degree and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. Dr Houpt specializes in the treatment of behavior problems of animals, primarily dogs, cats, and horses. She directed the Animal Behavior Clinic and taught at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, where she is James Law Professor of Behavior Medicine, emeritus.
Dr Houpt is the author with Lee Boyd of Przewalski’s Horse: The History and Biology of an Endangered Species and with Margit H. Zeitler-Feicht of Horse Behaviour Explained: Origins, Treatment, and Prevention of Problems. Dr. Houpt has published a textbook titled Domestic Animal Behavior, now in its fifth edition, as well as numerous scientific articles.
Her current research interests are cribbing and pawing. She has ridden and fallen off horses in more countries than most people have visited, and rides her chestnut Arabian Mare and drives her Swedish Gotland pony.
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