Small Animal

WVC 90th Annual Conference

(S9C) Cat Scratching: A Hidden Problem

Sunday, March 4
3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
MBCC, Reef, Level 2

CE Credits: 1

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Demystifying Behavior, Dermatology & Disease Transmission in Shelters & Everywhere Else Symposium: Destructive cat scratching occurs in over one-half of cat owning households. This behavior results in relinquishment. Lear how to recognize and manage this common complaint, as seen from the perspective of a shelter vet. Part 3 of 4.

Jeannine Berger

Vice President of Rescue and Welfare

Dr. Berger first obtained her veterinary degree in 1991 in Zurich, Switzerland. She moved to Davis, California in 1998, where she completed her residency in veterinary behavior and attained board certification with the American College for Veterinary Behaviorists from UC Davis in 2007. In 2014, she attained board certification from the American College of Animal Welfare. She has been with the SPCA as Director of Behavior Resources where she oversees all aspects of behavior within the Society since 2011. Her advanced training and certifications associated with Board Certified status ensure the highest level of expertise.
Dr. Berger can provide your dog or cat with the appropriate behavioral care as well as addresses underlying medical conditions that may either cause or contribute to the problem behavior. Dr. Berger focuses on strengthening the human-animal bond by improving the lives of owners and their pets through understanding of animal behavior, psychology, sound principles of learning and communication. When behavior problems are addressed early-on, the likelihood for a “happily ever after” relationship increases and animals are at a lower risk of being surrendered to a shelter.


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