Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Curtis graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She worked as a feline-only practitioner in Florida until the summer of 2000 when she began her residency in Veterinary Behavior at the University of Georgia. Concurrently, she received a Master of Science in Psychology investigating grooming behavior in the domestic cat. Completing her residency in June 2003, she joined the team at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, heading up the Clinical Behavior Service. Dr. Curtis, a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, does house calls in Florida and South Georgia and teaches 2 behavior courses at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Curtis is a regular contributor to the annual NAVC-VMX conference, the coordinator of a day-long Behavior Symposium there. Author of a number of articles, including book chapters in Veterinary Clinics of North America, the 7th Edition of Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult and Decoding Your Cat, she is a member of the Editorial Review Board for Today’s Veterinary Practice magazine and the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery and serves on the Advisory Board for BlueCare. She was also a panel contributor to the 2014 AAFP & ISFM Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solving House Soiling Behavior in Cats. Dr. Curtis has worked with the Hemingway House cats in Key West – discussing the subject on ABC’s Nightline (July, 2007), and was on the NBC Today show (July, 2008) talking about fears and phobias in dogs. Dr. Curtis has been recently honored with the 2018 Keuka College Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award.