Behavior Seminar with Dr. Amy Pike

The Humane Society of Missouri Proudly Presents:

April 29-30, 2023

Humane Society of Missouri Emerson Lecture Hall
1201 Macklind Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30

Veterinarians and trainers frequently work with owners who are confused, troubled or frightened by their pet’s behavior. This one-and-a-half-day seminar is packed with information and tools veterinarians, veterinary technicians, clinic staff and trainers can apply and share with owners to help alleviate owner concerns.

Dr. Pike will discuss behavior issues of importance to today’s veterinary practices and trainers who work with owners. She will incorporate videos and case studies. Time will also be allowed for questions.


  • Medical rule-outs for behavioral presentations
  • Body language
  • Treating any behavior problem- the 6 M’s
  • Cooperative care – behavior modification for medical treatments
  • Pain and its role in behavior
  • House soiling – treating the inappropriately eliminating feline
  • Separation anxiety and the pandemic
  • When it’s only behavioral – update on medications and products for interventions

$135 per person (in advance)
$150 per person (day of)
Cost includes continental breakfast both days. Lunch from Panera Bread is available on Saturday for $12.

Dr. Amy Pike Biography

Dr Pike is a native Arizonan and graduated from Colorado State University’s school of veterinary medicine in 2003. Working as an Army veterinarian after graduation and taking care of the Military Working Dogs returning from deployment spurred her interests in behavior medicine. Dr. Pike completed a Residency program and became board certified in 2015. She is owner of the Animal Behavior Wellness Center and was recently named one of the “Top Veterinarians of Northern Virginia” by NoVa Magazine for the sixth year in a row.

Dr. Pike speaks all over the world about veterinary behavior medicine, she has been published in numerous veterinary journals, she has conducted and published two scientific research studies, and is a contributing author in five clinical text books. She mentors four clinical behavior residents and is a clinical instructor for E-training for dogs and the Masters Program in Applied Animal Behavior at Virginia Tech. She is an advisory board member for Royal Canin, Fear Free, and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, and is a consultant for Chewy, Inc. In her (fairly non-existent) spare time, she enjoys gardening and hanging out with her active-duty Army husband of 20 years, their 14-year-old daughter, and 9-year-old son, and their menagerie: Dobby (6-year-old Devon Rex), Ike (4-year-old Giant Schnauzer), Scooby (2-year-old Mini schnauzer), Ginny (10-month-old Airedale), Prickles (1-year-old hedgehog) and Pavlov (16-week-old Indian Ringneck Parakeet).

Special Notes:

  • Missouri Veterinarians and Veterinary Technician receive 10 CEU’s
  • Illinois Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians – Applied for
  • CPDT’s receive 10 CEU hours and CBCC’s receive 10 CEU hours
  • Parking provided on-site
  • The Lecture Hall may be cool, so consider bringing a sweater or light jacket
  • No pets allowed (exception for service dogs)
  • Cancel in writing by March 30, and we will refund your registration minus a $20 service charge.
  • No videos or voice recordings allowed without written consent of speakers
  • The Humane Society does not currently require masks, but will follow CDC and local government guidelines in place at the time of the seminar.
  • If you have any additional questions, please email [email protected]

Hotels near the Humane Society of Missouri

Hampton Inn & Suites – St. Louis at Forest Park
5650 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

Cheshire Inn & Lodge
6300 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117

Drury Inn Forest Park
2111 Sulphur Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139

Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Missouri’s Shelter Behavior Programs