Behavior & Training
Here to Help
Our Veterinary Behaviorists and support team provide expert care and guidance for
any behavior query or issue you may face. Many behaviors are normal reactions to the animal’s environment, but sometimes professional help from a qualified veterinary behaviorist is essential.
*without increasing the animal’s fear or anxiety.
Why Choose Us?
Meet Our Doctors
Wailani Sung, DVM MS, PHD, DACVB
Director of Behavior and Welfare Programs
University of Georgia
My first cat was a stray we brought into our home. She inspired me to become a veterinarian, so I can care for all pets, whether they have a home or not. Being a veterinarian provides me with the opportunity to help people strengthen their bonds with their animals. At the SF SPCA, I’m able to positively affect more lives and make a difference for the animals who share this world with us.
Alison Gerken, DVM Behavior
University of California, Davis
Working with animals all day is a huge perk to my job, but what excites me most is working with people who love pets. My colleagues are the most compassionate humans in the world, and I’m deeply enriched by my interactions with so many devoted pet parents. Working in veterinary medicine is not an easy job, but the love I see for animals every day inspires me and instills me with hope.
Ana Clara Muñoz, DVM Behavior & Hospital
National Autonomous University of Mexico
My parents sparked my passion for working with animals. When my father had the chance to meet Jane Goodall, a revolutionary in the field of animal behavior, he brought back a postcard she signed for me. It read: “Ana Clara, together, we can make the world a better place.” I knew then that I wanted to study veterinary medicine and learn as much as possible about animal behavior to help pets and their people. I’m so grateful to have the opportunity to do this at the SF SPCA.
You can access helpful information and expert guidance here.