Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB, CABC, received his veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 2002 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in 2010. He has operated house-call and office-based behavior practices and is currently the owner and lead clinician at the Animal Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Pachel lectures regularly throughout the US and Canada, teaches courses at multiple veterinary schools in the US, and has authored several articles and book chapters on topics such as intercat aggression and pet selection for animal-assisted therapy. He is a sought-after expert witness for legal cases involving animal behavior issues. Dr. Pachel is also a Vice President of Veterinary Behavior on the executive leadership team of Instinct Dog Behavior and Training, a company that provides positive reinforcement behavior modification and board/train services within a franchise-based business model.